August 30, 2010

Remembering Katrina, Five Years Later

Today, August 29, marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Each year, my husband and young daughters leave our home in New Jersey and drive the Gulf Coast. We follow Highway 90, "Hurricane Alley," from Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, my native city. This highway leads straight to the house beside the Mississippi River where I grew up....

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Nicole Cooley, who lives in Glen Ridge, NJ, and has published four books, most recently Breach, from Louisiana State University Press. She directs the new MFA program at Queens College-City University of New York.

http://www.nicolecooley.com/