Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Martha Serpas will be in conversation with Derrick Austin.

Framed by Aquinas’s Doctrine of Double Effect, these poems consider the sometimes inextricable nature of good and evil, new life and loss, within the Cajun language, culture, and landscape of the imperiled Louisiana coast. Maternal deprivation, mania, and environmental destruction exemplify the saving possibilities of paradox.

Martha Serpas’ poetry collections include Double Effect, The Diener, The Dirty Side of the Storm, and Côte Blanche. She co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about southern Louisiana’s coastal erosion crisis. A hospital trauma chaplain and a graduate of Yale Divinity School, she teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.

Derrick Austin is the author of Tenderness (forthcoming) and Trouble the Water (both from BOA Editions). He is a Cave Canem fellow, and his work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He's currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.


Double Effect: Poems (Barataria Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807172759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - August 19th, 2020