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Contributors

  • Editor
    María Isabel Alvarez
  • Editor
    Dante Di Stefano
  • Contributor
    Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Contributor
    Kaveh Akbar
  • Contributor
    Eloisa Amezcua
  • Contributor
    Nin Andrews
  • Contributor
    William Archila
  • Contributor
    Fatimah Asghar
  • Contributor
    Chaun Ballard
  • Contributor
    Zeina Hashem Beck
  • Contributor
    Bruce Bennett
  • Contributor
    Rosebud Ben-Oni
  • Contributor
    Brian Brodeur
  • Contributor
    Joel Brouwer
  • Contributor
    Nickole Brown
  • Contributor
    Tina Cane
  • Contributor
    Cortney Lamar Charleston
  • Contributor
    Jim Daniels
  • Contributor
    Kyle Dargan
  • Contributor
    Danielle Cadena Deulen
  • Contributor
    Natalie Diaz
  • Contributor
    celeste doaks
  • Contributor
    Martín Espada
  • Contributor
    Joshua Jennifer Espinosa
  • Contributor
    Blas Falconer
  • Contributor
    Kate Falvey
  • Contributor
    Brian Fanelli
  • Contributor
    Ariel Francisco
  • Contributor
    Christine Gelineau
  • Contributor
    Maria Mazziotti Gillan
  • Contributor
    Jennifer Givhan
  • Contributor
    Tony Gloeggler
  • Contributor
    Ruth Goring
  • Contributor
    Sonia Greenfield
  • Contributor
    George Guida
  • Contributor
    Luke Hankins
  • Contributor
    David Hernandez
  • Contributor
    Luther Hughes
  • Contributor
    Kenan Ince
  • Contributor
    Maria Melendez Kelson
  • Contributor
    Ruth Ellen Kocher
  • Contributor
    Dana Levin
  • Contributor
    Timothy Liu
  • Contributor
    Denise Low
  • Contributor
    George Ella Lyon
  • Contributor
    J. Michael Martinez
  • Contributor
    Shane McCrae
  • Contributor
    Sjohnna McCray
  • Contributor
    Erika Meitner
  • Contributor
    Rajiv Mohabir
  • Contributor
    Faisal Mohyuddin
  • Contributor
    Kamilah Aisha Moon
  • Contributor
    Abby E. Murray
  • Contributor
    Susan Nguyen
  • Contributor
    Matthew Olzmann
  • Contributor
    Annette Oxindine
  • Contributor
    Gregory Pardlo
  • Contributor
    Craig Santos Perez
  • Contributor
    Xandria Phillips
  • Contributor
    Kevin Prufer
  • Contributor
    Dean Rader
  • Contributor
    Stella Vinitchi Radulescu
  • Contributor
    Julian Randall
  • Contributor
    Camille Rankine
  • Contributor
    Alexandra Lytton Regalado
  • Contributor
    Alison C. Rollins
  • Contributor
    Alberto Ríos
  • Contributor
    Liz Rosenberg
  • Contributor
    Nicole Santalucia
  • Contributor
    sam sax
  • Contributor
    Lauren Schmidt
  • Contributor
    Scherezade Siobhan
  • Contributor
    Raena Shirali
  • Contributor
    Clint Smith
  • Contributor
    Patricia Smith
  • Contributor
    Maggie Smith
  • Contributor
    Christian Teresi
  • Contributor
    Leah Tieger
  • Contributor
    Vincent Toro
  • Contributor
    Leah Umansky
  • Contributor
    Emily Vogel
  • Contributor
    Joe Weil
  • Contributor
    Jameka Williams
  • Contributor
    Phillip B. Williams
  • Contributor
    Jane Wong
  • Contributor
    Javier Zamora

Misrepresented People

Poetic Responses to Trump's America

Published by NYQ Books in New York, NY .

About the Book

The poets anthologized in Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America bear witness to, rage against, and defy the misogyny, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and authoritarian impulses that have always surrounded us, but that are incarnated in the 45th president. At a time when large swaths of the nation, and of the world, have succumbed to a reality television ontology, the poems collected in this volume offer the terra firma of imaginative empathy only available to us through poetry. This anthology contains work from a variety of aesthetic stances, from poets whose personal backgrounds reflect the vibrant multiplicity of our democratic vistas at their most resplendent. These voices counter alternative facts and fake news with the earned communion and the restorative utterance of the lyric and of the narrative. Proceeds from this anthology will be donated to The National Immigration Law Center.

Contributors
Hanif Abdurraqib • Kaveh Akbar • María Isabel Alvarez • Eloisa Amezcua • Nin Andrews • William Archila • Fatimah Asghar • Chaun Ballard • Zeina Hashem Beck • Bruce Bennett • Rosebud Ben-Oni • Brian Brodeur • Joel Brouwer • Nickole Brown • Tina Cane • Cortney Lamar Charleston • Jim Daniels • Kyle Dargan • Danielle Cadena Deulen • Natalie Diaz • Dante Di Stefano • celeste doaks • Martín Espada • Joshua Jennifer Espinosa • Blas Falconer • Kate Falvey • Brian Fanelli • Ariel Francisco • Christine Gelineau • Maria Mazziotti Gillan • Jennifer Givhan • Tony Gloeggler • Ruth Goring • Sonia Greenfield • George Guida • Luke Hankins • David Hernandez • Luther Hughes • Kenan Ince • Maria Melendez Kelson • Ruth Ellen Kocher • Dana Levin • Timothy Liu • Denise Low • George Ella Lyon • J. Michael Martinez • Shane McCrae • Sjohnna McCray • Erika Meitner • Rajiv Mohabir • Faisal Mohyuddin • Kamilah Aisha Moon • Abby E. Murray • Susan Nguyen • Matthew Olzmann • Annette Oxindine • Gregory Pardlo • Craig Santos Perez • Xandria Phillips • Kevin Prufer • Dean Rader • Stella Vinitchi Radulescu • Julian Randall • Camille Rankine • Alexandra Lytton Regalado • Alison C. Rollins • Alberto Ríos • Liz Rosenberg • Nicole Santalucia • sam sax • Lauren Marie Schmidt • Scherezade Siobhan • Raena Shirali • Clint Smith • Patricia Smith • Maggie Smith • Christian Teresi • Leah Tieger • Vincent Toro • Leah Umansky • Emily Vogel • Joe Weil • Jameka Williams • Phillip B. Williams • Jane Wong • Javier Zamora

Table of Contents

xix Introduction
Hanif Abdurraqib
1 It’s Just That I’m Not Really Into Politics
2 & who, this time
3 I Don’t Know Any Longer Why the Flags Are at Half-Staff
Kaveh Akbar
5 Unburnable the Cold is Flooding Our Lives
7 Despite My Efforts Even My Prayers Have Turned into Threats
María Isabel Alvarez
9 In America
Eloisa Amezcua
10 When Mexico Sends Its People, They’re Not Sending Their Best
12 Elegy
Nin Andrews
14 Why I Am Not an Orgasm
William Archila
16 This Is for Henry
19 The Line
Fatimah Asghar
20 If They Should Come for Us
Chaun Ballard
22 Pantoum on the Presidential Election (from Saudi Arabia)
24 Pantoum
25 The Necessity of Poetry
Zeina Hashem Beck
27 the Days don’t stop
Bruce Bennett
28 America in 2015
29 The Lake Isle of Anywhere
Rosebud Ben-Oni
30 And All the Songs We Are Meant To Be
Brian Brodeur
32 Self-Portrait with Alternative Facts
33 Lullaby for an Autocrat
34 Transcontinental
Joel Brouwer
35 Some Varieties of Political Activism
Nickole Brown
37 Inauguration Day, 2017
38 Trump’s Tic Tacs
Tina Cane
40 Avocado a la Ionesco
Cortney Lamar Charleston
41 Feeling Fucked Up
43 Chillary Clinton Said “We Have to Bring Them to Heal”
45 Postmortem: 11/9/16
Jim Daniels
46 Raking, Pittsburgh
48 Half-Mast
Kyle Dargan
49 Americana
51 Mountebank
Danielle Cadena Deulen
52 American Curse
53 On the Uncertainty of Our Judgment
55 We Are Bored
Natalie Diaz
58 Post-Colonial Love Poem
Dante Di Stefano
60 National Anthem with Elegy and Talon
celeste doaks
61 American Herstory
62 How to Survive When Militants Knock at Your Door
Martín Espada
63 How We Could Have Lived or Died This Way
64 Sleeping on the Bus
66 Isabel’s Corrido
68 Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits
69 Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
71 The Moon Is Trans
72 [It is quiet in the morning.]
73 [The woman is about hair]
Blas Falconer
74 The Promised Land
Kate Falvey
75 The Line
Brian Fanelli
78 Post-Election
79 At the Corner Bar, Months Before an Election
80 Instructions for the Day After
Ariel Francisco
81 American Night, American Morning
Christine Gelineau
83 Welcome: for a Grandson Born to Unsettling Times
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
85 The Day After the Election
Jennifer Givhan
87 The Polar Bear
88 The Glance
89 Half Mexican
Tony Gloeggler
92 On the Seventh Day
Ruth Goring
94 America, if
Sonia Greenfield
95 Alternate Facts
George Guida
96 Because I’m from His Island
Luke Hankins
99 The Answer
David Hernandez
100 All-American
102 These Are Brave Days
Luther Hughes
103 Not Splendor
109 Self-Portrait as Crow
Kenan Ince
110 Sickle
111 Mollusks
112 Resolution
115 Trickle-Down Theory
117 Ode to United Fruit
Maria Melendez Kelson
118 El Villain
Ruth Ellen Kocher
119 Skit: Sun Ra Welcomes the Fallen
Dana Levin
120 Winning
Timothy Liu
121 Protest Song
Denise Low
126 Andrew Jackson, I See You
George Ella Lyon
127 This Just In from Rancho Politico
J. Michael Martinez
129 The Mexican War Photo Postcard Company
130 “Triple Execution in Mexico”
133 “Execution in Mexico”
134 “Yncineracion de Cadaveres en Balbuena”
135 “Executing Bandits in Mexico”
136 “The Executioner’s Palisade”
Shane McCrae
137 Everything I Know About Blackness I Learned from Donald Trump
Sjohnna McCray
138 Portrait of My Father as a Young Black Man
139 Burning Down Suburbia
140 Price Check
Erika Meitner
141 I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become
Rajiv Mohabir
142 Inaugural Poem
Faisal Mohyuddin
144 Song of Myself as a Tomorrow
Kamilah Aisha Moon
146 Notes on a Mass Stranding
148 A Superwoman Chooses Another Way to Fly
149 What James Craig Anderson’s Ghost Might Say (July 26, 2011)
Abby E. Murray
150 A Story for Our Daughters
152 Poem for My Daughter Before the March
153 My Daughter Asked for This
Susan Nguyen
155 Good Girls
157 A list of directives:
158 Nguyen: Also Known As
Matthew Olzmann
159 Despite the Kicking of Small Animals
Annette Oxindine
160 Now That Spring Is Coming, More Decrees
Gregory Pardlo
161 For Which it Stands
163 Written By Himself
Craig Santos Perez
164 Love Poems in the Time of Climate Change: Sonnet XVII
165 Love Poems in the Time of Climate Change: Sonnet XII
166 Thanksgiving in the Anthropocene, 2015
168 Masturbation Poem in a Time of Climate Change
Xandria Phillips
170 –Bigly–
171 An Elegy for the Living and Breathing
172 Social Death: Split-Screen, Rewind
173 Social Death: Split-Screen, Fast Forward
174 She Makes Me Notice
Kevin Prufer
175 National Anthem
176 In a Beautiful Country
177 The Art of Fiction
182 The Translator
185 The Mexicans
189 Cruelties
Dean Rader
190 America I Do Not Call Your Name Without Hope
Stella Vinitchi Radulescu
191 like history a poem
Julian Randall
193 The Search for Frank Ocean or a Brief History of Disappearing
Camille Rankine
196 Aubade
Alexandra Lytton Regalado
197 La Mano
Alberto Ríos
198 We Are of a Tribe
199 The Border: A Double Sonnet
200 Border Lines
Alison C. Rollins
201 The Beastangel
203 Why Is We Americans
Liz Rosenberg
205 To the President Elect
206 The Real True President Asleep
Nicole Santalucia
207 Thumping in Central Pennsylvania
208 Supermarket Blowout
209 After the Voting Polls Closed
sam sax
210 Doctrine
Lauren Marie Schmidt
212 In Defense of Poetry
213 Welfare Mothers
214 Unto Others
216 The Fourth of July
219 The Social Worker’s Advice
Raena Shirali
221 Dare I Write It
222 Between Here & Predictable Characters
Scherezade Siobhan
223 second generation
Clint Smith
224 Pangaea
Maggie Smith
225 The Parable of the Bear
226 What I Carried
Patricia Smith
228 Practice Standing Unleashed and Clean
230 that’s my
Christian Teresi
231 Nina Simone Explains Delusions to John Roberts
232 Nobody Explains Political Myopia to the Unrepentant Voter
233 Etymology of the Ancient City
Leah Tieger
235 Electorate
Vincent Toro
236 The Savages
Leah Umansky
237 Sonnet II
238 this is a poem about survival
239 I Leave
Emily Vogel
241 Orphan Leaves
242 The New Elected “God”
Joe Weil
243 Poem in Which I Shit on Unity
244 Red Land (A Satire in the Old Irish Poetic Sense)
245 Early Winter (The Day After)
Jameka Williams
246 [my heroes lie in boxes]
247 Thoughts on a Birthday Party
248 For the Love of God
249 Black, or I Sit on My Front Porch in the Projects Waiting for God
Phillip B. Williams
250 from Interruptive
Jane Wong
259 The Act of Killing
260 Spoiled
Javier Zamora
261 Looking at a Coyote
262 Second Attempt Crossing
265 Acknowledgments
271 Contributor Notes

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 324
Dimensions 9 x 6 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26422471M
ISBN 13 978-1-63045-051-9
LC Control Number 2017958610

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