The Firsts and Nevers: Dissecting the First-Generation Experience Through a Multi-Genre Approach
In this chapbook-length poetry and prose collection, I take on a multi-genre approach to dissect and understand the first-generation experience through the themes of immigrant child guilt complex, family, socio-political influences, financial dispair, identity crisis, and realization. I believe that to understand myself and my surroundings, I have to express myself through multiple genres to inhabit all the spaces and forms that I have been told not to inhabit from an early age. These words from others fostered the “I can do it, too. Watch me do it all” mentality. The decision of including poetry, ...
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