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Paperback. 88 pages. 0.4" H x 8.9" L x 6.0" W
Zamora’s debut cradles within it a family’s risky song of longing and love for a country torn apart by war and gang violence. These poems recall and are rooted in the experiences of a nine-year-old boy traveling alone for thousands of miles and confronting everywhere the realities of borderland politics, racism, and economic injustice. Calling into question the concept of the American Dream, Zamora reimagines home, fusing music and memory to address the quandaries that tear families apart and—if we’re lucky—inspire the building of lives anew.

Says Javier Zamora, “I think in the United States we forget that writing and carrying the banner of ‘being a poet’ is tied into a long history of people who have literally risked [their lives] and died to write those words.”

This title was handpicked by Whitney collection artist Cauleen Smith as part of her Human 3.0 Reading List as well as the Firespitters series. Her hope is this book assortment comforts and invigorates the viewer as it did her. To learn more please visit here.
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Paperback. 88 pages. 0.4" H x 8.9" L x 6.0" W