Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six books about exile, migration, and resistance

Daniel Borzutzky is a poet and translator, and the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry. His latest book, Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force.

One of his recommended books about exile, migration, and resistance, as shared at The Week magazine:
Hardly War by Don Mee Choi

Choi is a distinguished poetry translator and one of our most important thinkers about the politics of bringing translated anti-colonial work to America. Hardly War is unlike any other book I know. It uses poetry, photography, opera libretto, interview transcript, and more to address last century's wars in Korea and Vietnam.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue