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Three Love Poems by a Native

This poem was written by Maxine Cassin. It first appeared in INDIANA UNIVERSITY JAZZ POETRY ANTHOLOGY and is the lead poem in the CALLALOO KATRINA ANTHOLOGY (2007).

Poem: "Approaching the Second Anniversary"

This poem was written by Maxine Cassin. It appears on an online poetry website created by Ben Sher, http://newpoetryreview.org.

Poem: "Chilled"

This poem was written by Maxine Cassin on January 11, 2006, and was published in BAYOU.

Dance Me to the End of Love

This is a poem written by Rebecca Mark about part of her Katrina experience.

HURRICANE KATRINA, poem by Rachel Bressler

This is a poem titled "HURRICANE KATRINA" by Rachel Bressler, who wrote the poem when she was 11 years old. Rachel witnessed the chaos of Katrina, and she wrote this poem about her experience. The poem was contributed by Rachel's grandparents, Stanley and Judy Bressler. Stanley and Judy were able to get out of New Orleans before Katrina hit, although it was a nightmare to live through. They caravanned from New Orleans to Atlanta with Lee (their son), Tamie, Rachel, and Adam. Lee and his...