The Treasures That Prevail is about climate change and its effects on Miami; the poems in this collection confront the ills of modern society in general, mourn both public and personal losses, and predict the difficulties of a post-modern life in a flooded, Atlantis-like lost city. The narrators are two unnamed women, married with a teenage daughter and a teenage son, who live in a part of Miami that will be underwater unless action is taken. The Treasures That Prevail is a parable about what could happen to any of our low-lying coastal cities if we don’t start to make changes now.
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About the Author
Jen Karetnick is the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School, teaching poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and playwriting/scriptwriting to students in grades 6-12. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in fiction from the University of Miami. A native of New Jersey, Karetnick lives in Miami Shores on the last remaining acre of an historic mango plantation with her husband and their two children, three dogs, three cats, and fourteen mango trees.