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Citizen Illegal, Paperback / softback Book

Citizen Illegal Paperback / softback


In this stunning debut, poet Jose 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.

Combining wry humour with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender,class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in.

Olivarez has a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781608469543

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