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The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

Rose Auslander – “Hurricane Irene” – A Poem

Southern Legitimacy Statement: I’m a Louisianan, once removed, from Shreveport—where sweating in the sun in the brambles behind my step-grandma’s backyard, gathering the wild strawberries that grew there, and stealing a few from my sweaty hands, from the batches meant for jam, was the most delicious thing ever.