Stefi Weisburd volunteers at Explora, and this poem shows it. What a field trip! She is the author of two books, The Wind-Up Gods and Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet. Her work has appeared in several national pubications, including American… Continue
This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.
You are probably used to New Mexico's landscape of distant horizons and small surprises. But it does take some time to make sense of it...especially if you are from the midwest.
On a most basic level, the new Arizona laws are not about immigration: they are about being Mexican. Or being a dark-skinned American. Somehow popular history assumes the former Europeans among us filled out the proper papers at Ellis Island. We tend to forget the rest of the story.