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Every day we get more illegal

by Herrera, Juan Felipe (Author)

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"In this collection of poems, written during and immediately after two years on the road as United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera reports back on his travels through contemporary America. Poems written in the heat of witness, and later, in quiet moments of reflection, coalesce into an urg... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • America we talk about it
  • Open
  • Basho & Mandela
  • You just don't talk about it
  • Listen to Elias Canetti
  • Don't push the button
  • [interruption]
  • [1]
  • [2]
  • [3]
  • [4]
  • [5]
  • Ko Un says
  • Touch the earth (once again)
  • Roll under the waves
  • Fuimos visibles / We were the visible ones
  • Enuf
  • Interview w/a border machine
  • Color tense
  • i am not a paid performer
  • & no one knew them
  • Everyday we get more illegal
  • todavía estoy aquí the deported father said
  • border fever 105.7 degrees
  • i want to speak of unity
  • Ten thousand lives
  • come with me.
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