TITLE: Immigrant

AUTHOR: Nicole Connolly

CATEGORY: Space & Place


This poem explores the invisible power of the country in which one lives.  A nation’s social, economic, and political structures can direct a person’s life.  In order to escape this, one may choose to immigrate to another country, another space and place with new power structures.  This may be done with hope, without realizing that there are problematic structures everywhere.


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Nicole Connolly is a fourth-year creative writing major who dabbles in several genres and forms.  Her short stories and poetry have been published by Quite Curious Literature, Calliope, and Bank-Heavy Press, and she has worked on scripts for video games.  When she doesn’t have a pen in her hand, she enjoys hiking and pretending to be a gourmet chef.

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