Saturday, August 21, 2010

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise

An essay I wrote for Salon about Spike Lee's new documentary and New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina.

"If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise": Spike Lee's riveting look at New Orleans, now

The filmmaker's new documentary argues that the troubled, extraordinary city holds the key to our redemption


  1. Where's the poem?

  2. I should have wrote the poem recited by Phillis Montana LeBlanc

    Some of the words are: "No more use of our Gulf Coast waters, wetlands, heritage and soil/ No more 'Up yours Louisiana,' because we all know there's blood in that BP oil/If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise ..."

    I've been trying to find this poem on the net. Thanks for anyone's help.