Increasingly, poems reach me physically, testing my physical and emotional boundaries—looking for places they might get inside, frequencies at which I might hear, poking at sensuous dead zones.
The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.
On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.
Exploring Grenada’s past and present.
A photojournalist discusses the stories behind his images of immigration in an age of militarized border enforcement.
The poet on returning to the Philippines, writing about queer identity, and producing a book that is a document of the body.
A novella of warranted paranoia.
The writer on working across genres, exploring the nuances of transnational identities, and resisting the expectations of a single, Chinese American narrative.
Examining the politics of representation.
Disfiguring the hegemony of standard English.
From a tragic shipwreck to an epic, collective political art project.
An experimental documentary on border crossing, less about that place than what it represents.
A story of immigration and integration.
Difference and hyperbole in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West
Set in what translator Valerie Miles calls a “space of the imagination,” Edmundo Paz-Soldán’s new novel, Norte, uncovers its characters’ complicated relationships to expression and the trappings of readymade discourses. While some search for their norte, or direction, others are directionless and detached.
“Breaking away from magical realism ended up creating another stereotype: that of a generation obsessed with mass media, new technologies, and disdainful of politics.”
Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.
“What can’t I be in São Paulo that I could become in New York?”