Poetry. 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. NYQ Books will donate proceeds from this anthology to The National Immigration Law Center.
Contributors include 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 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, and Javier Zamora.
María Isabel Alvarez's fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, Sonora Review, Puerto del Sol, Arts & Letters, and elsewhere. The recipient of an MFA in fiction from Arizona State University, she holds grants and fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Whiting Foundation in partnership with Hedgebrook. Dante Di Stefano is the author of two poetry collections: Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016) and Ill Angels (Etruscan Press, forthcoming 2019). He is the poetry editor for Dialogist and a correspondent for The Best American Poetry Blog. He lives in Endwell, New York, with his wife, Christina, their daughter, Luciana, and their dog, Sunny.Author City: USA