03 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fiji Ghazals and Minority Writers

Memory a process of articulating identity, a substance begging inquiry a practice of queer desires subjugated as perverse, an action by the marginal migrant to challenge the dominant universe, an intervention in the national historical archive Herstory: She swings to and fro: identity to icon, and back. Her lies. She pumps her feet caste to […]

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24 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

In These Waiting Rooms of History – The DREAM of U

i wait for you in this caged room we’ve never met and yet [you feel familiar i feel like i’ve known you before] shadows mill past me moving slowly, drudging and digging futures ploughed within these timeless walls you see me waiting and yet [i can’t get to you, i feel stationary much like before] […]

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17 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

L is for Liminal – DREAM poem

Today I am paperless, A refugee in my own land, homeless Freeze-framed and lifeless, In-limbo, my existence timeless But never fear, certainly not peerless In the waiting rooms of history, A growing community Sharing and caring, Joking, laughing, ribbing, riling. But never despairing We are strong, kind and capable Our DREAMs quite inevitable They want […]

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27 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

SPEAK out – Immigration Control – Emerging Police State

The progressive media is finally paying more attention to the emerging police state in light of immigration crackdowns in Postville, Iowa and the Washington Post report on the (mis)treatment of immigrant detainees. Joshua Holland provides a good summation in his article of the actions carried out by the enforcers of immigration law, actions that were […]

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05 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Appropriate songs-poetry for DREAM Act students?

Ok, so there is a part of me that appreciates some literary genius once in a while. Where are the DREAMers that write poetry, lyrics, sing or just know their music in general? Are there any particular pre-existing songs or poetry that reminds you of your situation? Of life as an immigrant? An undocumented student? […]

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