Citizen illegal : poems (Book, 2018) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Citizen illegal : poems

Citizen illegal : poems

Author: Jose Olivarez
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books ; 2018. 2018
Series: BreakBeat Poets series
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, 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, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks,  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jose Olivarez
ISBN: 9781608465231 1608465233
OCLC Number: 1100775122
Description: 120 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: BreakBeat Poets series
Responsibility: Jose Olivarez.


Citizen Illegal is a book composed in the space between Mexico & America. It is a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.  Read more...
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"Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it." -Eve Ewing, author of Electric Arches"Jose Read more...

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