Documents

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SKU: 9781942683742 Category:
Author: Gray, Jan-Henry
Foreword by: Powell, D A
Publication Date: 04/16/2019
Publisher: BOA Editions
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book

Description

Rooted in the experience of living in America as a queer undocumented Filipino, Documents maps the byzantine journey toward citizenship through legal records and fragmented recollections. In poems that repurpose the forms and procedures central to an immigrant’s experiences–birth certificates, identification cards, letters, and interviews–Jan-Henry Gray reveals the narrative limits of legal documentation while simultaneously embracing the intersections of identity, desire, heritage, love, and a new imagining of freedom.