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Poetry Reading: Javier Zamora

Join us as we welcome Javier Zamora for a poetry reading and book-signing. For this event, Javier will be joined by local poets José Olivarez and Victoria Chávez Peralta.

Javier Zamora was nine years old when he traveled unaccompanied 4,000 miles, across multiple borders, from El Salvador to the United States to be reunited with his parents. In his debut collection, Unaccompanied, Zamora humanizes the highly charged and polarizing rhetoric of border-crossing; assesses borderland politics, race, and immigration on a profoundly personal level; and simultaneously remembers and imagines a birth country that's been left behind.

Javier Zamora earned a BA at UC-Berkeley, an MFA at New York University, and is a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Event date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
CHICAGO, IL 60640-2122
Unaccompanied Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556595110
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 5th, 2017