Today's poem is "El Salvador"
Copper Canyon Press
Javier Zamora is a rising star in the literary world of the Americas. He was born in the small El Salvadoran town of La Herradura and immigrated to the U.S. at nine, joining his parents in California and growing up undocumented. Zamora earned his BA at UC Berkley and his MFA at NYU, where he studied with Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic. Zamora's first chapbook Nueve Años Inmigrantes/Nine Immigrant Years engaged with history, borders, and memory, winning the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts contest. Since then, his poems have been featured in Best New Poets 2013, The Kenyon Review, PEN America, Poetry Magazine, and many others. He has already received many honors, including a N.E.A fellowship, the 2016 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner fellowship, among others. Zamora is part of the unofficial group, the Undocupoets, who work to promote undocumented writers and challenge the current status quo of publishing.
Books by Javier Zamora:
Other poems on the web by Javier Zamora:
"The Shatter of Birds"
"Since Last We Spoke"
Javier Zamora's Website.
Javier Zamora According to Wikipedia.
Javier Zamora on Twitter.
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