So you can imagine my frustration when Katrina hit, when those images of people on rooftops came streaming through. I wanted to go there, to help. School again seemed so meaningless. But I stayed at Sarah Lawrence College and began writing about Hurricane Katrina and the dispossession of my people in general.
The very first thing I wrote at SLC, Carried Away, is featured in today's edition of Obit Magazine.
My classmates wondered if I wrote about any thing other than death and despair. I laughed. But you can imagine my pleasure to be associated with Obit Magazine where death is a normal part of life.