I am so happy to have a poem in this beautiful anthology, Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience.
The collection features 65 poems and a foreword by poet Javier Zamora. Zamora crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unaccompanied at the age of nine.
It’s an honor to be included alongside poets whose lives and words illuminate “issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees.” To name a few: Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez, Samira Ahmed, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, Fatimah Asghar, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bao Phi, Kaveh Akbar, Hala Alyan, and Ada Limón.
Alyssa Raymond and Patrice Vecchione edited. The book comes out from Seven Stories Press this March.
Ink Knows No Borders is a timely anthology about an ancient experience: immigration, homesickness, identity and social exclusion. World Poetry Slam Champion and Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Emtithal Mahmoud, wrote the afterword. UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency.
This anthology is “a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.” But it doesn’t sugar-coat the hard stuff. You can preorder it now; it is available March 12, 2019.