Documents

byJan-henry GrayForeword byD. A. Powell

April 26, 2019|
Documents by Jan-henry Gray
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As a Filipino-American conscious of his multiple identities and the trove of experiences and external forces that shaped him, Gray uses the unfettered landscape of poetry to release himself and others from the limitations that aggrieve undocumented immigrants." - New City Lit 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. "
Jan-Henry Gray was born in Quezon City, Philippines, and moved to California with his family when he was six years old. He lived undocumented in the U.S. for more than 32 years. He received his BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. He is the recipient of the inau...
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Title:DocumentsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.3 inPublished:April 26, 2019Publisher:BOA Editions, Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:194268374X

ISBN - 13:9781942683742

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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