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My America: Juan Felipe Herrera: Every Day We Get More Illegal
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 urgent, trenchant, and yet hope-filled portrait. The struggle and pain of those pushed to the edges, the shootings and assaults and injustices of our streets, the lethal border game that separates and divides, and then: a shift of register, a leap for peace and a view onto the possibility of unity. Every Day We Get More Illegal is a jolt to the conscience—filled with the multiple powers of the many voices and many textures of every day in America.

This program is part of the Jeanne and John Rowe Program Series, My America: Immigrant & Refugee Writers Today, in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name, online here: my-america.org.

To purchase a copy of the book please visit our bookstore partner Seminary Co-op here: https://www.semcoop.com/every-day-we-get-more-illegal

Sep 30, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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