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Citizen illegal : poems

Citizen illegal : poems

Author: José Olivarez
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018.
Series: BreakBeat poets series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the story, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, and gentrifying barrios. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olivarez, José.
Citizen illegal.
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018048356
(OCoLC)1022782730
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: José Olivarez
ISBN: 9781608469550 1608469557
OCLC Number: 1065098063
Description: 1 online resource (69 pages)
Contents: I. (Citizen) (illegal) ; My parents fold like luggage ; Mexican heaven --
River Oaks mall ; My therapist says make friends with your monsters ; Boy & the belt ; The voice in my head speaks English now ; Rumors --
II. Mexican heaven ; Ode to cheese fries ; I wake in a field of wolves with the moon ; Note : rose that grows from concrete ; Ode to Cal City basement parties ; Not-love is a season ; Mexican heaven ; On my mom's 50th birthday ; Hecky naw ; Ode to Scottie Pippen --
III. Mexican heaven ; The day my little brother gets accepted into grad school ; I tried to be a good Mexican son ; I walk into every room & yell where the Mexicans at ; Mexican American obituary ; White folks is crazy ; Mexican heaven ; I ask Jesus how I got so white ; Poem in which I become Wolverine ; When the bill collector calls & I do not have the heart to answer ; Mexican American disambiguation --
IV. Mexican heaven ; You get fat when you're in love ; Interview ; My family never finished migrating we just stopped ; If anything is missing, then it's nothing big enough to remember ; Sleep apnea ; Mexican heaven ; Note : vaporub ; Summer love --
V. Mexican heaven ; Poem to take the belt out of my dad's hands ; My mom texts me for the millionth time ; I loved the world so I married it ; Love poem feat. Kanye West ; Getting ready to say I love you to my dad, it rains ; River Oaks mall (reprise) ; Gentefication ; Guapo.
Series Title: BreakBeat poets series.
Responsibility: José Olivarez.

Abstract:

"In this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the story, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, and gentrifying barrios. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out of life in the in-between."--
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