Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez talks with Cullen Thomas about PRISON RAMEN, and more.
Tags: Adrien Brody, Capote, Chino, Clifton Collins Jr., Conversations with Literary Ex-Con, cooking, Cullen Thomas, deportation, gang violence, gangs, gun violence, guns, Gustavo Alvarez, immigration, incarceration, LA riots, mass incarceration, Mexican, military, prison, Prison Ramen, prison riot, prison system, racial inequality, Racism, ramen, riots, Rodney King, ROTC, Samuel L. Jackson, Spanglish, The Experiment, The Pawn, Tijuana, white nationalism, White Supremacy
More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light. ...more
Tags: absent father, absent fathers, book review, border crisis, border crossing, California, Children of the Land, class inequality, DACA, deportation, displacement, fathers, fathers and sons, immigrants, immigration, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, juan luis guzman, machismo, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, memoir, Mexican, Mexico, new york, New York City, patriarchy, Poet, review, undocumented children, undocumented immigrant, undocumented immigrants, US-Mexico border, vignette
Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.
Tags: agency, Aimee Liu, border crisis, Brooklyn, caribbean, colonial, colonial legacy, colonialism, DC Writers Room, deportation, Donna Hemans, identity, immigrants, Jamaica, kidnapping, Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award, michael ondaatje, missing children, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, postcolonial, postcolonialism, Red Hen Press, River Woman, Running in the Family, setting, Tea by the Sea
Poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo discusses his debut memoir, CHILDREN OF THE LAND.
Tags: Anne Carson, Cenzontle, Children of the Land, deportation, Green Card, ice, immigration, Jessica Wilbanks, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, memoir, memory, memory loss, Mexican-American, Mexico, poems, poetry, surveillance, symbolism, trauma, Undocupoets
The system does not protect or serve those we call “aliens.” ...more
Tags: Abuse, abusive relationship, addiction, Amy Bond, Arizona, asylum, attorney, deportation, detention center, domestic violence, drug addiction, family court, family law, immigrant children, immigrants, immigration, immigration lawyer, lawyer, meth, on monsters, Phoenix, political asylum, Racism, rehab, Thelma and Louise, trauma, violence, Zero Tolerance Policy
Valeria Luiselli discusses her new novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE.
Tags: A Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man, americana, Apache, childhood, children, deportation, E.P. Floyd, Faces in the Crowd, genocide, historical trauma, immigration, Latin American literature, Lawrence Venuti, Lost Children Archive, migration, Mrs. Dalloway, Native American, parenthood, parenting, political violence, Politics, road trip, Sidewalks, storytelling, Tell Me How It Ends, The Story of My Teeth, The Translator’s Invisibility, translation, Valeria Luiselli, virginia woolf, Walter Benjamin
Katya Cengel discusses her new book, EXILED.
Tags: 1Love Cambodia, 1Love Movement, Bill Herod, Bluegrass Baseball, Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life, Cambodia, deportation, Donald Trump, El Salvador, election 2016, Exiled, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back, Hun Sen, ice, immigration, John Schidlovsky, Katya Cengel, Khmer Rouge, Politics, refugees, Returnee Integration Support Center
Daniel Olivas discusses his recent short story collection,
The King of Lighting Fixtures, writing humor, and the role of religion in his work. ...more
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I’m writing about the border through the eyes of children because the border is a problem of the imagination. ...more
Tags: adolescence, alcohol, alcoholism, ani difranco, anorexia, Arizona, border patrol, borders, childhood, cousins, deportation, desert, divorce, Donald Trump, drinking, DUI, family, Harmony Hazard, immigrants, immigration, Life Is Beautiful, Madonna, marriage, Mexican-American, Mexico, Nogales, Torch, Trump, tucson, wedding
These aren’t ghosts; these are children who have braved a perilous journey to escape the violent nightmares back home. ...more
Tags: book review, Central America, Claudia Rankine, Connor Goodwin, deportation, Donald Trump, immigrants, immigration, Isabel Wilkerson, Maggie Nelson, refugee crisis, refugees, review, Syrian refugees, Tell Me How It Ends, undocumented children, Valeria Luiselli
In a political climate in which undocumented immigrants are painted as criminals and rapists and half the country is crying for deportation, this week’s story reminds us that immigrants are fathers who love their daughters, who work hard and send money home to dying mothers, who will go to the ends of the Earth for […]
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To think of Brazil as a different place than I remember it is to think of my unbelonging, as someone out of place in my memory. ...more
Tags: adolescence, Brazil, Cassia Eller, Charlie Brown Jr., childhood, college, deportation, Ecuador, family, Fernanda Cunha, grandparents, growing up, home, illegal immigration, immigrants, immigration, Jorge Amado, language, Latin America, Legião Urbana, memories, teenagers, Tenda dos Milagres, travel, Tribalistas, xenophobia