Noah in New Orleans

Noah in New Orleans

A neighborhood in New Orleans, after Katrina.

Katie Ford's poem "Ark" is featured in the collection Colosseum (Graywolf Press, 2008). The collection includes several poems drawn from Ford's first-hand experience living in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina and the initial aftermath.

This poem is short, stark, and sure to violate someone's religious sensibilities—all reasons to share it with you, given the release of Darren Aronofsky's film Noah.


Ark

 

We love the stories of flood and the few

told to prepare in advance by their god.

In that story, the saved are

always us, meaning:

whoever holds the book.


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