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Subject: EMIGRATION
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13TH ARRONDISSEMENT BLUES, by BARBARA HAMBY    Poem Source                
First Line: When we sit down for yet another sublime meal
Last Line: And if only we could swim, we might be free
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


35-MM CLIPS, by RICHARD BLANCO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is my past. I'm able to remember none of it
Last Line: In this silent film, your back to the camera
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


A NEW SONG, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come honies of congress, pray do not be smoking me
Last Line: You are bother'd from head to the tail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Lyon, Matthew (1746-1822); Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


A PROBLEM IN AESTHETICS, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They sent him away
Last Line: And one of us forgot.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Poetry & Poets; Russia; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Soviet Union; Russians


A TOURIST AT ELLIS ISLAND, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I found him, jankel olenik,
Subject(s): Immigrants; Fathers; Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


A WANDERING LIFE, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Last Line: Or the one that permits us to live?
Subject(s): United States - Immigration & Emigration


ABSENCE (1), by PETER MEINKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people like broken glass
Last Line: Out of touch %with the times
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AL AND BETH, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My uncle al worked in a drugstore
Subject(s): Immigrants; Patriotism; Family Life; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Relatives


ALIEN IN AMERICA, by FRANCIS GARDNER CLOUGH    Poem Text                
First Line: I have no ear to hear your alien word
Last Line: And faith! -- the heart's last-labored codicil.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clough, F. Gardner
Subject(s): Aliens; Immigrants; United States; Extraterrestrials; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


AMBERGRIS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Caught in the cobblestones, her heel
Last Line: And the great barrier reef --%knocked, bone on bone
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


AMERICA SPEAKING, by DAVID RIVARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Speech; Immigrants; United States; Oratory; Orators; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


AMERICAN DREAM, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: The paiute in modesto
Last Line: Began to sound the night, like crickets
Subject(s): Dreams; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; United States


AMERICAN SUITE FOR A LOST DAUGHTER, by JACK ROGERS RIDL    Poem Source                
First Line: I am the last greylag on the left side of the v
Last Line: The nights we walked and tried %to see only the stars
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AMERICANIZATION OF THE IMMIGRANT, by FELIX STEFANILE    Poem Source                
First Line: Your words, genoveffa
Last Line: That words are dreams
Subject(s): Americanization; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AN EMIGRANT, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is she asleep, asleep
Last Line: Rest she adream, adream.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Immigrants; Rest; Sleep; Dead, The; Nightmares; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ANA IN MIAMI, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Every morning in miami
Last Line: Is one more morning's blessing
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Miami, Florida; Survival; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AND WAKE UP WHERE?, by DAVID LAZAR    Poem Source                
First Line: A generation of mothers sings 'over the rainbow' in ruby bedroom slippers
Last Line: Place like home, there was no place
Subject(s): Family Life; Girls; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ANGEL IN FLORIDA, by RANDALL MANN    Poem Source                
First Line: And I, wishing to be back in cuba
Last Line: Purpling only the mountains of cuba
Variant Title(s): Dust And Broughtoni
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ANY TUNAY NA LALAKI STALKS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, by NICK CARBO    Poem Source                
First Line: Looking to harvest what makes him happy
Last Line: For a preparation h commercial-al moranas, %american but with a filipino flair
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


APOLOGY, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: I demand an apology
Last Line: Marked by the scars of memory %fragile and alone
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Exiles; Human Rights - Argentina; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ARTURO, by MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I told everyone
Last Line: Do not call me marie
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Loss; Minorities - United States; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; U.s. - Race Relations


AT ELLIS ISLAND, by GEORGE LAWRENCE ANDREWS    Poem Text                
First Line: We speak of them as but a crazy bunch
Last Line: Awaiting what were idle to protest.
Subject(s): Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


AT THE BAR, by RICARDO PAU-LLOSA    Poem Source                
First Line: German, who swam along the coast, %german, who reached guantanamo base
Last Line: Dimelo. What do you get from those songs?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AT THE GATE, by NATHAN FREDERICK SPIELVOGEL    Poem Text                
First Line: They drive me out of my country
Last Line: They'll be led by the alien jew.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


AT THE SHRINE, by RICHARD KENDALL MUNKITTRICK    Poem Text                
First Line: A pale italian peasant
Last Line: Are sold on barclay street.
Subject(s): Immigrants; New York City; Prayer; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


AUGER, by RODNEY THEODORE SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through cold salt wash %and the bilge stench
Last Line: In the throes of dream at least %I listen and obey
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, R. T.
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by STUART JOHN DYBEK    Poem Source                
First Line: Beneath the dripping udders %of tarpaper roofs
Last Line: Like a saxophone %noodling through broken english
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


AVENUE BEARING THE INITIAL OF CHRIST INTO THE NEW WORLD, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pcheek pcheek pcheek pcheek pcheek
Last Line: Our little lane, what a kingdom it was! %oi weih, oi weih
Subject(s): New York City; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BANAL EL DORADO, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The same pain as always
Last Line: Sister, we have arrived at this boulevard %in los angeles to stay
Subject(s): Los Angeles; Memory; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BARBIE, MADAME ALEXANDER, BRONISLAWA WAJS, by VIVIAN SHIPLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: I told jerzy ficowski, if you print my songs in problemy
Last Line: Have more than the sound of one lifetime, more than my own
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BARTHOLDI'S PHAROS, by GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Manhattan bay in glory lay
Last Line: And only art is glory!
Subject(s): New York City - History; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BEACH ROGUE, by JOANNE LOWERY    Poem Source                
First Line: Unevenness and sand giving away
Last Line: Will run up to him %crying out his eminent name
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BEAUTY QUEEN, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Whenever I swallow dust
Last Line: Of making me remember %the differences, %our childish game %of giving in slowly, %of telling each ot
Subject(s): Children; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BELLES LETTRES, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: She had learned %to sip tea from a glass
Last Line: They'd called it a 'vestibule,' %which made her love words
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


BODWIN'S MADMEN, by JOHN LUNDBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: Rain slams the window, ripples the hills
Last Line: That pelts his face, and looses omnipotent yells
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS, by ERIC PANKEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We all have a story to tell. Mine begins
Last Line: Well-edged, sharp to the point, has been my fortune
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BOOK OF RUTH, by CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW    Poem Source                
First Line: I learn to live by guile, to do without love
Last Line: To do without sleeping to avoid death, tired of sleep
Subject(s): Literary Form; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


BOOMERS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: This is the last fallout shelter poem
Last Line: Clinging to half-lives, as we are now
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


BREAKING AND ENTERING, by WILLIAM BAER    Poem Source                
First Line: When he was done, he sat in their living room
Last Line: Too bad. He liked it here; it felt like home
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CALIFORNIA, by PAUL HOOVER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the cool electric gaze of a hollywood enigma
Last Line: Swallows borders. A wilderness shines
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CALLE DE LA AMARGURA, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: On the street of bitterness
Last Line: Calle de la amargura, no one is surprised %at the awful taste of paradise
Subject(s): Castro, Fidel (b. 1926); Cuba - Rebellions Against Spanish Rule; Exiles; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CANA, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: I walk the dog beside the sound
Last Line: Just as the harbor waters turn to wine
Subject(s): Cana, Galilee; Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


CANTO 37, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou shalt not', said martin vanburen. 'jail 'em for debt'
Subject(s): United States - Politics & Government; Immigrants; Debt; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


CARTOGRAPHY, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: The map speaks
Last Line: The sky is not on the map
Subject(s): Continents; Maps; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CAUTION HORSES, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Hang their heads over the fence
Last Line: Sweep the ground %at their feet
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


CHANGING THE NAME TO OCHESTER, by ED OCHESTER    Poem Source                
First Line: When other grandpas came to ellis island %the immigration people asked 'name?'
Last Line: It was good and lasted %a long, long time
Subject(s): Fathers; Grandparents; Loss; Moving And Movers; New York City; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CHART, by MYUNG MI KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: Purpose lost
Last Line: To be precisely from nowhere
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Korea; Pacific Ocean; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CHERRY-RIPE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Here you are again, on that shaky ladder in the south
Last Line: Chose one more night without love and left me barren
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


CHINA CAMP, CALIFORNIA, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source                
First Line: Here's the long trough, covered by a screen
Last Line: Tangling in the empty nets and sinking %to the coldest dark water
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CHISHOLM, by RUTH EVELYN REID    Poem Text                
First Line: Melting pot of the world, ore center
Last Line: That their children might become americans!
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CHOSEN, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: They stand on the shore
Last Line: A plangent hope, a culture of water?
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Miami Beach; Seashore; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CITY OF ANGELS, by LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Somewhere out there, lies the city
Last Line: Thundering against the sides of this %city of angels %so far removed from heaven
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, by DEBORA GREGER    Poem Source                
First Line: Why did I not die at birth
Last Line: And put the ash on my tongue
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


COACHING MY FATHER ON HIS TEMPORARILY MOVING INTO MY OLD BEDROOM, by MILES G. WATSON    Poem Source                
First Line: When you sleep, don't pick sides
Last Line: Bats held high and their eyes still on you, %waiting for the next signal
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


COLORS OF A FREE LIFE, by MARIANNE POLOSKY    Poem Source                
First Line: In the war, we were always %running out of things
Last Line: I bask in the sunshine, %kissing the air with my song
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


COME TO FIND OUT, by JACQUELINE DEE PARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Might can, they say in louisiana
Last Line: This way, I might can %come to find out %more, for sure
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


COMPOSING ON THE COMPUTER, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: I've learned to love the clicking of the keyboard --
Last Line: Background noise now for every poem
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


CONFESSION, by STEPHEN ORLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Forgive me, adonai, lord of the jews
Last Line: What sort of job I have done on this earth
Alternate Author Name(s): Orlen, Steve
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CORAL WAY, NEAR THE ROADS, by ORLANDO RICARDO MENES    Poem Source                
First Line: Though this sunday afternoon is torrid
Last Line: Idyllic memories are merely a jeweled noose
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Can there be passion in a house
Last Line: One calls out into the fields %the other comes
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


CORSICAN DROVER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: How chang'd the scene of late has been
Last Line: And drove them back from paris
Subject(s): France;immigrants;london; Emigrant;emigration;immigration


CREDO, by LILACE MELLIN    Poem Source                
First Line: I believe in highways, %maps more healing than scripture
Last Line: And the well-worn disappointments of home
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CROSS-CULTURAL GENRES, by WENDY BISHOP    Poem Source                
First Line: Here is an eskimo abc book. Here is tununak graveyard, filled with snow
Last Line: Graves fill, grass bows down, as bs cs tussle with sea wind. They leave, they %leave without saying
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


CROSSTOWN, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back in new york I grab a cab at port authority
Subject(s): New York City; Taxis; Immigrants; City & Town Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


DARK SONGS: SLAVE HOUSE AND SYNAGOGUE, by LAURENCE LIEBERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: A few museum florid paintings by unknown
Last Line: Dug up by their roots, torn from the soil & hurled %across the sea, from one tiny carib %outpost to
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DAVID'S RUMOR, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am busy doing drawings
Last Line: This riot, that hall, that vacancy and pressure %wherein we draw towards goodbye
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Loss; Marginality, Social; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DEATH OF A WAR HERO, by MICHAEL H. BUGEJA    Poem Source                
First Line: So many rambo movies have been made
Last Line: Opening wide so that he could escape
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DEATH OF THE EMIGRANT, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The way is long,' the father said
Last Line: "the fatherless are mine."
Subject(s): Death; Immigrants; Dead, The; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


DEATH'S DETAILS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: She irons her mother's dress for the open casket
Last Line: Into the shape of the neat collar she'll wear into the ground
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


DEPORTED, by KATHRYN WHITE RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The transports move stealthily to sea
Last Line: Oh, do not notice!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Sea Voyages; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


DIALECT, by MARK JARMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I can't remember the air, the light, the voices
Last Line: Surveying burning blocks by helicopter
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DIASPORADIC, by PATTY SEYBURN    Poem Source                
First Line: When I saw the jews floating, I knew
Last Line: By the waters -- now where are they going
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DIGGING UP PEONIES, by VIVIAN SHIPLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Overcoming fear of stalks that are too close
Last Line: I can of my mother, of my father from this earth, %from the dissolution that binds us after all
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DISLOCATION, by RALPH ADAMO    Poem Source                
First Line: We move the word into the river
Last Line: If there ever were a word-deeply silenced
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DISTANCE, by CAROLINA HOSPITAL    Poem Source                
First Line: Distance has made of us all strangers
Last Line: And the habitual echoes of empty rooms
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DIVERSITY OF CREATURES, by CORINNE HUNTINGTON JACKSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The huntingtons within me stand aloof, and coldly distant
Last Line: But—ah, the phinneys hearken, puckish-wise, their celtic tongues in cheek.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Language; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Words; Vocabulary


DIXIE, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had no idea
Last Line: And wish the same old wish, that we were %anywhere but here
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; Southern States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DWARF WITH VIOLIN, GOVERNMENT CENTER STATION, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The long-distance connections fade and rectify
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


DWARF WITH VIOLIN, GOVERNMENT CENTER STATION, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The long-distance connections fade and rectify
Last Line: Everything looked alive as if forgotten
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EAST RIVER PRISON BARGE, by HUNT HAWKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: The powerboats cut the water
Last Line: Escape for their long weekends
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EASTER, CIRCA 1960, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Such a clattering of black shoes. Mine are very tight and have pointed toes
Last Line: To my room. Lie down. Click my cuban heels
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EL BALSERITO, by CAMPBELL MCGRATH    Poem Source                
First Line: Because my spanish is chips-and-salsa simple, and I am desirous of improving
Last Line: Of the journey, shells of arrival, shells of departure
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ELEGY WRITTEN ON A BLUE CEMENT GRAVESTONE (TO YOU, THE ARCHEOLOGIST), by BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ    Poem Source                
First Line: What history is: %a mound of gathered rocks. In time the rocks will
Last Line: The earth will break us all
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ELLIS ISLAND, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Drains in the middle of the stone floor
Last Line: Her back turned to ellis island
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ELLIS ISLAND, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three thousand miles of atlantic seas and a throb
Last Line: "the grain of sand, the earth, the soul, our country—the word ""god!"
Subject(s): Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Jews; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


EMIGRANT, by KATHERINE SANCHEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: I am the boy, stomach flat on the sand
Last Line: I am the homeland. %your family sings %in my quicksand
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EMIGRANT IRISH, by EAVAN BOLAND    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like oil lamps we put them out the back
Last Line: And all the old songs. And nothing to lose
Variant Title(s): The Emigrant Ma
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EMIGRATION, by REETIKA VAZIRANI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No packing list, and no money
Last Line: And good evening from a lighted coast
Subject(s): Immigrants; Travel; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Journeys; Trips


EMIGRATION, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are always, in each of us
Last Line: The reach of fantasy, or fiction.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


EMIGRAVIT, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With sails full set, the ship her anchor weighs
Last Line: But 'emigrated to another star!'
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


END OF AUTUMN, by JULIO ORTEGA    Poem Source                
First Line: The night falls between the hills as if they were real
Last Line: And docility of another day -- always this fictitious moment
Subject(s): Ohio; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Winter


END OF SOUP KITCHENS, by MARK TAKSA    Poem Source                
First Line: You put your money on the pavement
Last Line: Declares the end of soup kitchens
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


END OF THE RANGE, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep ye protein herders weep
Last Line: And the foreigners are fighting back
Subject(s): Aliens; Immigrants; Trail Of Tears (1838-39); Extraterrestrials; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Native Americans - Removal


EPITHALAMION, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The carpenters came %who invited
Last Line: That stirred her %and a black wing
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


ESTRANGEMENT OF LUIS MORONE, by STUART JOHN DYBEK    Poem Source                
First Line: Luis morone %cuts adrift
Last Line: Don't worry mother %you aren't blind %nobody sees him
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EUROPE AND AMERICA, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My father brought the emigrant bundle
Last Line: As guns pounded on the shore
Subject(s): Fathers; Immigrants; Fathers; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


EUROPE AND AMERICA, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My father brought the emigrant bundle
Subject(s): Fathers; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


EVERYDAY WE GET MORE ILLEGAL, by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


EXILE, by SANDRA M. CASTILLO    Poem Source                
First Line: We are gitanas
Last Line: Because he knows %he is my first obsession
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EXILE, by STEPHEN DALE COREY    Poem Source                
First Line: Everywhere I turn I find homes
Last Line: But there are days when learning means nothing
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EXPEDITION, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Again the grand eunuch was dispatched
Last Line: Would cleave the indian ocean %and pry open our shores
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


EXTINCT HOMELAND-A CONVERSATION WITH CZESLAW MILOSZ, by ANA DOINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Home? Somewhere we belong? The metaphor
Last Line: I worshiped. I am my own myth, the first memory, nebulous %like any beginning
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FARRAGUT NORTH, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the tunnel-light at the top of the station two or three
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FARRAGUT NORTH, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the tunnel-light at the top of the station two or three
Last Line: Truant spirit, moving dead leaves with the wind among the shadows
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FIRST HAIR CUT, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The barber's rough bristles brushed
Last Line: The fluorescent light licked %my bare neck to stone
Subject(s): Barbers; Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FIRST NIGHT OF FIREFLIES, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: It would be this way: twilight
Last Line: With a grass nest, a punctured lid %he was coming over
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FLESH, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Your newborn neck recalls the potter's fragrant spit
Last Line: Just as mad and milky dim as when we buried them
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FLIGHT OUT OF MIAMI, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: I am going away
Last Line: What you cannot remember
Subject(s): Cuba; Miami, Florida; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FLOCK OF PHANTOM LIMBS GATHERS AT THE BORDER, by BRUCE BOND    Poem Source                
First Line: An amputee is a brood of indecisions; %the scent of smoke lingers in her shirt
Last Line: He hears the thrum of planes like some immense stone %bearing down through a hole in the world
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FLOOD PLAIN: THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, by JAMES LEONARD SHUGRUE    Poem Source                
First Line: Are we ever anywhere, can we ever feel
Last Line: Laying claim to absence, I will own %no region but the evicted heart
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FLORA, by VICTOR HERNANDEZ CRUZ    Poem Source                
Last Line: The caterpillar makes itself a dress
Subject(s): Books; History; Poetry And Poets; Puerto Ricans - New York City; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FLOWERING CHERRY AND AUTUMN MAPLE WITH POEM SLIPS: 1, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Poems pressed into your palm with your fare receipt
Last Line: Poems clipped and filed with family recipes
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FLOWERING CHERRY AND AUTUMN MAPLE WITH POEM SLIPS: 2, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Poems (the smell of mothballs, of cedar) pinned to wirehangers
Last Line: Was like to feel the garment from inside
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FLU SEASON, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: We keep passing the fever between us, a monster's
Last Line: While you are spiking, soaked in your own sweat
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FONTANELLE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The soul keeps pouring in before it closes
Last Line: More gently here on top, %before the small skull shuts
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


FOR BORSCHT, by RODGER LEE KAMENETZ    Poem Source                
First Line: A bowl of borscht-sea of blood
Last Line: Borscht shekhinah, borscht mother of us all
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING DEATH, by LOLA HASKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: I told you. %life is one big hanon
Last Line: In that small, closed room
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FOR THE OLD RIDER AT THE MALL IN SIOUX FALLS, by DONALD MORRILL    Poem Source                
First Line: I didn't have change for a jug of thunderbird
Last Line: And the helpless thing lives, bruising, human
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FOR THE SAKE OF TIGER LILIES, by C. DALE YOUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: In a clearing, in a swell of grasses
Last Line: Always the sound, always the salt licking the air
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; West Indies


FOREIGN LAND, by WASHINGTON DELGADO    Poem Source                
First Line: I work in a foreign country
Last Line: And I'll have lost everything in a foreign country
Subject(s): Absence; Exiles; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FOUR CLOUDS LIKE THE IRISH IN MEMORY, by CAMPBELL MCGRATH    Poem Source                
First Line: First memory of school: sitting in the grass beneath a dogwood tree
Last Line: I had no idea there were such great forests left
Subject(s): Clouds; Loss; Memory; Moving And Movers; Refugees; Schools; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FREEDOM, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: A few months after
Last Line: Take care
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Freedom; Hunger; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FRESH SNOW, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Snow rolls off the roof
Last Line: That stun you like rum
Subject(s): Snow; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Winter


GALLERY, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When my grandfather stepped from the boat
Last Line: And pretty as a picture
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


GENERATIONS, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source                
First Line: Somewhere a shop of hanging meats
Last Line: An empty plate. This is the place
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


GENTLEMAN'S DREAM, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Dead drunk, he snores %like a bellows under the linden
Last Line: He drowns them in an ocean of urine
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


GHOST PASSENGER, DAY AND NIGHT, by MICHAEL DENNISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Each morning, I wake batlike upside down
Last Line: The face in here is here to stay, %even after the light is gone
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


GRUDNOW, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When he spoke of where he came from
Subject(s): Grandparents; Immigrants; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


GUIDE TO THE TOKYO SUBWAY, by HALVARD JOHNSON    Poem Source                
First Line: At shinjuku station %one entrance is haunted
Last Line: Happy to be alive %not knowing which way to turn
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HA'INA IA MAI ANA KA PUANA: 2. WHEN LAND IS BROKERED LIKE PORK BELLIES, by CAROLYN LEI-LANILAU    Poem Source                
First Line: Lani of leilani is body
Last Line: There were possibilities
Subject(s): Hawaii; Native Americans; Story-telling; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HANDS OF LIBERTY, by M. COLLEEN OWEN    Poem Source                
First Line: They came in a manner uniquely their own
Last Line: As her arms gave way in the darkness
Subject(s): Social Protest; Statue Of Liberty; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HAZEL, SOUTH DAKOTA, by BOB JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Just before sunset on the first day of may
Last Line: To whenever it all began, %wherever
Subject(s): Homecoming; Past; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HEAT WAVE: LIBERTY, MISSOURI, by CAROLYNE WRIGHT    Poem Source                
First Line: I can't wait to see %that evening sun go down
Last Line: Before the bedroom mirror, %touching my nipples to the glass
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HERE'S A CHRISTMAS CARD, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: With the blank look of abbot thayer's angel
Last Line: And not in the bright throbbing of the stars
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


HISTORY CLASS, by TINO VILLANUEVA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To enter was to breathe in
Last Line: And not the ones of infamy, %those of the blinding fraud
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HOMECOMING, by ERIC PANKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In time, thunder unshackles the rain
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HOMECOMING, by ERIC PANKEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In time, thunder unshackles the rain
Last Line: The bird for the objection its sustains?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HOW IT BEGINS-HOW IT ENDS, by RICHARD BLANCO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere, somehow the clever dust slips in
Last Line: Into an almost invisible earth I taste, inhale, take it in
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HOW THE STREETS IN FRONT OF KAUFMANN'S DEPARTURE STORE TELL ME ....., by RICK CAMPBELL    Poem Source                
First Line: For years I have been lost. Some nights I have known it
Last Line: For the light to change, together at last
Variant Title(s): How The Streets In Front Of Kaufmann's Department Store Tell Me....
Subject(s): Home; Loss; Moving And Movers; Night; Pennsylvania; Refugees; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Walking


HOW TO LOOK WEST FROM MOUNT PLEASANT, UTAH, by SETH TUCKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Your brushstrokes licked dryly at cheap canvas
Last Line: At what the color of soil %looks like on canvas
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


I AM YOUR WAITER TONIGHT AND MY NAME IS DIMITRI, by ROBERT HASS                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Immigrants; War; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IMMIGRANT, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: America, you welcomed me
Last Line: On prickly branches
Subject(s): Americans; Children; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IMMIGRANT WOMAN, by ROSE HENDERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Thin, patient face, with scars of pain and care
Last Line: Tossed by the tide upon an alien shore.
Subject(s): Fear; Immigrants; Women; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IMMIGRANTS, by DEBRA KANG DEAN    Poem Source                
First Line: To be always carrying
Last Line: Where the grains of sand are stars
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Immigrants; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IMMIGRANTS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No ship of all that under sail or stream
Last Line: Has been her anxious convoy in to shore
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IMMIGRANTS WRESTLING WITH SOUNDS, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The blackboard is parcelled like a small farmer's field
Last Line: Don't buy an immigrant dog
Subject(s): English As A Second Language; Hungary; Language - Pronunciation; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IMMIGRATION, NATURALLY, by DAVID SMITH-FERRI    Poem Source                
First Line: Myth: u.S. As global madonna
Last Line: Of oppression %across the western world
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IN A HOSPITAL CORRIDOR, by ANNE-ELISE ROANE WINTER    Poem Text                
First Line: She was an alien. Her large sloe- black eyes
Last Line: Forgetting all her agony -- she smiled!
Subject(s): Hospitals; Language; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Words; Vocabulary


IN CALIFORNIA, by KATHY FAGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: One either believes in god %or believes one is
Last Line: You have, maestro, who planted me here
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IN HEAVY FOG OUTSIDE BISHOPVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, by DAVID STARKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: I held the slippery secret of life %between my thumb and forefinger
Last Line: But I know I was at peace
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IN THE CHIPS, by WILLIAM REGINALD GIBBONS    Poem Source                
First Line: A self steps out of the self, pauses
Last Line: An armful of white red & blue
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IN THE GLORIOUS YEMEN RESTAURANT, by KHALED MATTAWA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: 25 on atlantic avenue, faces kneaded
Subject(s): Restaurants; Immigrants; Arab Americans; Cafes; Diners; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE ALL I KNOW IS THE COMMERCIALS, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Big things in the wind: %big dirty things in the wind
Last Line: Well I'd like to know whose they are
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


INTERNAL EXILE, by RACHEL LODEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What you will not grieve %is forced on you
Last Line: As some enter a shrine, %not to worship %but to be forgotten
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


JASMINE, by GEORGE KALAMARAS    Poem Source                
First Line: There is no beginning and no end
Last Line: Who and what you are
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


JEW'S HARP, by RODGER LEE KAMENETZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Held lightly against the teeth, lightly
Last Line: Throb, a tone deep and urgent %and a breath like a sigh
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


JOHANNA PEDERSEN, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mouth prickled by crumbs of flatbrod
Last Line: Rocked in the swell of the old.
Subject(s): Denmark; Immigrants; Danes; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


JOINT VENTURE, by MARILYN KRYSL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shanti doesn't talk -- sweet
Last Line: And walk out, free, lonely
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


JOSE CANSECO BREAKS OUR HEARTS AGAIN, by GUSTAVO PEREZ FIRMAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Out for the season, what's new
Last Line: When jose, like a certain country I know, %will break our hearts again
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


JULY 4TH, by GAYLORD BREWER    Poem Source                
First Line: It doesn't attack %as scripture details
Last Line: You can begin today %to be magnificent
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


KING OF WOUNDS, by SEAN BRENDAN-BROWN    Poem Source                
First Line: He lived on our place %since before I was born
Last Line: On those barren islands %they die blamed and blaming
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LA MIGRA, by PAT MORA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let's play la migra
Last Line: You do not understand / get ready
Subject(s): Mexican Border; United States – Immigration & Emigration


LABORS, by MYUNG MI KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: With foremost authority assume
Last Line: A bearing. Affix
Subject(s): Explorers; Immigrants; Korea; Labor And Laborers; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LABYRINTH OF HEARING, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Sound, no
Last Line: The labyrinth of hearing
Subject(s): Cuba; Ethnic Groups - United States; Poetry And Poets; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LAMENT OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: Away from our land
Last Line: J. F.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Jews; Lament; Zionism; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Judaism


LAMENTATION CANZONE, by SEAN THOMAS DOUGHERTY    Poem Source                
First Line: Why after so much breath %do you return to me from the body, the city
Last Line: My grasp is the suburb of your new city
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LEDA'S CHILDREN, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The swan honking of the woman
Last Line: Shit she leaves behind, only to %step, once more, in my own
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


LENOX HILL, by AGHA SHAHID ALI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hun so loved the cry, one falling elephant's
Last Line: When I remember you-beyond all accounting-o my mother?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LES ONCLES, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Snow on the roof but fire in the cellar'
Last Line: I had learned enough of that language to ask %'but didn't you use the familiar?'
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


LETTER, by KASEY JUEDS    Poem Source                
First Line: He didn't want to remember ireland, %my mother says: her grandfather
Last Line: In the pit's extravagant black- %and just as fragile, as needed
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LETTER TO MIRTA YANEZ, by ORLANDO RICARDO MENES    Poem Source                
First Line: I read some place in ruins, %your recent book of poems, and that title
Last Line: Invisible behind bars %of sugar cane
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LILIES OF THE FIELD, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The road is full of people
Last Line: And her english has much improved
Subject(s): United States - Immigration & Emigration


LINES ON THE DEPARTURE OF EMIGRANTS FOR NEW SOUTH WALES, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On england's shore I saw a pensive band
Last Line: Assuage its wrath, and guide you on the deep!
Subject(s): Immigrants; New Zealand; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


LITERALLY, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Abortion was merely a metaphor
Last Line: I am now trying my best to ignore
Subject(s): Abortion; Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


LIVING CLOISTERS, by MEGAN HARLAN    Poem Source                
First Line: They raise themselves around us, %sudden shelters
Last Line: In a root, arterial language
Subject(s): Language; Poetry And Poets; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LOOKING FOR LEVEL GREEN, by JUDITH VOLLMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Seneca once told a white man
Last Line: Dark pines down in there %alive and holy, alive with her
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LOOKOUT, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He sets his campus security cap on the stairs
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


LOOSE SUGAR, by BRENDA LYNN HILLMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I hardly remember any sounds from childhood
Last Line: I disagreed with the concept of 'need'
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LOST AND FOUND, by MAXINE CHERNOFF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am looking for the photo that would make all the difference in my life. It's
Last Line: Come back to me, you little fool, before I find I can live without you
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LOT'S WIFE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The last time we cast shadows %on the wall
Last Line: And god, his mouth, his wet mouth, %always the taste of
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


LOVE IN THE WESTERN WORLD, by KATHY CALLAWAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Think of family, ulster irish
Last Line: The old fishline unreeling again
Subject(s): Family Life - Ireland; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Ulster, Ireland


LOVE OF BLONDES, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: I don't know what I would be
Last Line: And I obliging
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


LOVE PENNED RED, by SEAN BRENDAN BROWN    Poem Source                
First Line: My mother finished her life in side-boxes
Last Line: That'd do it; god willing she'd be his halting place
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MAN WHO TOUCHED THE TWELVE-ARMED GODDESS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: I am clever,' says the man. 'the guards
Last Line: Curving ram's horns, necklace of claws, tiger teeth
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


MANIFESTO, by MARGOT SCHILPP    Poem Source                
First Line: Look in the window and extract a name
Last Line: Terraces erode, groves lie fallow- %order is cognate of joy
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MASK, by MARCOS MCPEEK VILLATORO    Poem Source                
First Line: Today I will consider tekum uman
Last Line: Across my white carpet, newly shampooed
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MAX BECKMANN & QUAPPI IN BLUE, by J. J. BLICKSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: 1924 pleasure %possible bed fanatic clean
Last Line: The tattooed crown and the reality %of the undreamed imagination
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MEETING THE BARBARIANS: AN OPIUM SMOKER, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: After the eleventh pipe
Last Line: Twist like a possessed worm
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MEETING THE BARBARIANS: ETIQUETTE, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: As only one sun rules heaven
Last Line: Actually the letter had been drafted before macartney came
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MEETING THE BARBARIANS: TRADE, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea barbarians live by trade
Last Line: Is no more than a crippled dinosaur
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MEETING YOU AT THE PIERS, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I should like to describe amerika to you
Subject(s): United States; New York City; Immigrants; Kafka, Franz (1883-1924); America; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


MERCY AND THE BRAZOS RIVER, by WALTER ROBERT MCDONALD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My great-greats came to hardscrabble plains
Last Line: Caliche canyon and haul back barrels of water %from the river of the arms of god
Alternate Author Name(s): Mcdonald, Walt
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Prairies - Texas; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MESA BLANCA (1), by VICTOR HERNANDEZ CRUZ    Poem Source                
First Line: If I were writing on rock
Last Line: To lick the invisible %generations
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Language; Poetry And Poets; Puerto Ricans - New York City; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MI VIDA: WINGS OF FRIGHT, by MARTIN ESPADA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The refugee's run
Last Line: Found himself %knelling on the floor %with a paper towel
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MIAMI: 1.DIXIE HIGHWAY, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Miami the sun
Last Line: The buzz of a hummingbird
Subject(s): Castro, Fidel (b. 1926); Cuba; Miami, Florida; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MIAMI: 2.CALLE OCHO, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Because the ebb and flow
Last Line: Riding the edge of the sea
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Love; Sea Voyages; Tourists; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MIDWIFE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Fingers a pelvis model %thrust on a stick like sculpture
Last Line: Clatters his trucks, like anybody's son
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


MINKS, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the backyard of our house on norwood,
Last Line: The shining of the soul, gives us each %character and beauty.
Variant Title(s): Captivity: The Mink
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MISSION, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: He was sent by our emperor to the west
Last Line: Use barbarians to subdue barbarians
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MOMENT, by JANE HIRSHFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A person wakes from sleep
Last Line: Who must so love their lives
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MORNING REPORT FROM YOUR ROOM IN BUDAPEST, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The warning flutes of owls wake you
Last Line: You left with a thirst
Subject(s): Budapest, Hungary; Childhood Memories; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MY FATHER LEARNS TO SPEAK (AGAIN), by C. V. DAVIS    Poem Source                
First Line: When you left the appalachian farm for
Last Line: Safe in the valley between those mountains %you would soon leave behind
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MY FATHER RECOUNTS A STORY FROM HIS YOUTH, by KEVIN PRUFER    Poem Source                
First Line: He who discovered
Last Line: And he is surrounded by everything that is
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MY FATHER'S CORNET, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The parched leather case, flecked in the corners
Last Line: To. We never learned much more
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


MY GRANDMOTHERS IN AMERICA, by DIANE JARVENPA    Poem Source                
First Line: When I take you out
Last Line: Swimming in your children
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Grandparents; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MY MOUNTAINS, by JOAQUIN GOMEZ VERGARA    Poem Source                
First Line: I am far from my country
Last Line: O my beautiful mountains!
Subject(s): Mountains; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MY PARENTS BUY A BURIAL PLOT, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: It took her fifteen years to get him
Last Line: I'll be in hell if she's been right all along
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


NATURALIZATION PAPERS, by MYRIAM MOSCONA    Poem Source                
First Line: We daughters of foreign women
Last Line: So our blood will fall on terra firma %till our roots are lost in history
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NEW YORK, by EDWIN DAVIES SCHOONMAKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Sea - rimmed and teeming with millions poured out on
Last Line: Till the new day quenches the lamps and flares over tyre.
Subject(s): Cities; Immigrants; Labor & Laborers; Mysticism; New York City; Urban Life; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Work; Workers; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, by SUSAN THOMAS    Poem Source                
First Line: Five young men get off the boat in new york city
Last Line: To the library, where he studies %astronomy and insects
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NINETY-ONE IN THE SHADE, by ROBERT PATRICK DANA    Poem Source                
First Line: It's always the same
Last Line: Into the hot gust %like a word remembered %that we do not say
Alternate Author Name(s): Dana, Robert
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NO LIVING IN PARKED VEHICLES, by STEVE FAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Only the dead may park, all others
Last Line: Happy motoring. Now, make it happy
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NOD, by CHRISTOPHER DAVIS    Poem Source                
First Line: In this mind %beyond dry cornstalks
Last Line: If there's no solid place to go %no world called home
Subject(s): Automobiles; Homosexuality; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NORTHERN DARKNESS, by DIXIE LEE HENDERSON PARTRIDGE    Poem Source                
First Line: Winds die and shadows wrap us %in trunks of trees. We anticipate silence
Last Line: The faint hymn of our breath %pales visibly
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


NOTE ON MY SON'S FACE, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight, I look, thunderstruck %at the gold head of my grandchild
Last Line: The worst is true. %everything you did not want to know
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Loss; Minorities - United States; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; U.s. - Race Relations


NOVEMBER, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Here comes our last storm with thunder
Last Line: And the dust that settles in the cleavage %of ripe plums?
Subject(s): Autumn; Catholics - United States; Seasons; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


NUNS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: When our nun drove the idiot's head into the blackboard
Last Line: Not even from thirst, or from hunger
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; Nuns; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


NUTCRACKER, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Not to be confused with the little wooden priapus
Last Line: Secretly. I clicked her empty legs like castanets
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


ON BEING TOLD I DON'T SPEAK LIKE A BLACK PERSON, by ALLISON JOSEPH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Emphasize the h, you ignorant ass
Last Line: Greetings familiar %in any language
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Loss; Marginality, Social; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ON FORGETTINGS, by PATTY SEYBURN    Poem Source                
First Line: My father's cemetery planted squarely in detroit
Last Line: We say the wait is worse when we mean, the forgetting
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ON LEAVING CUBA, by GERTRUDIS GOMEZ DE AVELLANEDA    Poem Source                
First Line: Pearl of the sea! Star of the tranquil west!
Last Line: Now cleaves the waves, and flies in silence fast!
Subject(s): Boats; Cuba; Farewell; Sea; Sea Voyages; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ON THE NATURALIZATION BILL, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all ye foreign strolling gentry
Last Line: And you shall have meat, drink, and clothes.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ON THE NATURALIZATION BILL (2), by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With languages dispers'd, men were not able
Last Line: How high a castle may be built in air!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ON THE NATURALIZATION BILL (3), by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This act reminds me, ge'men, under favour
Last Line: John bull
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ON THE NATURALIZATION BILL: ADVERTISEMENT, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now upon sale, a bankrupt island
Last Line: Faction, is to be thrown in gratis.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ON THE PIAVE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text                
First Line: We called 'em wop and dago, and often
Last Line: And we'll know italians better in the long years yet to come!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Italy; World War I; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Italians; First World War


OUR STARS COME FROM IRELAND, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of him that I loved
Last Line: When the whole habit of the mind was changed, %the ocean breathed out morning in one breath
Subject(s): Ireland; Poetry And Poets; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PANAMA, by E. ETHELBERT MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the early twenties
Subject(s): Immigrants; Language; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Words; Vocabulary


PARISH, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: The priests, the priests %in their loneliness imagined our lives
Last Line: The men you imagine yourselves to be
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


PASSPORTS, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Naah,' she says, voice too low for a wheedle
Last Line: The irishman I married %is half handsome chinese %half russian jew
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PATRIOT, by CHRISTOPHER DAVIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Confused, using no maps, oldies
Last Line: No turning knob. No flowered oz. No hope of god
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PERSONA, by BRIGITTE BYRD    Poem Source                
First Line: I suddenly feel slav, oh, no, not suave, rather slavic. You know
Last Line: To the old rich uncle stories. I am la tante d'amerique who builds up a stock of words
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PHONOGRAPH, by TODD JAMES PIERCE    Poem Source                
First Line: And so I come to you, my uncle
Last Line: Can be found on my lips as well
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PHOTO, 1945, by FRANCISCO ARAGON    Poem Source                
First Line: The only photo of you black and white
Last Line: I've never really seen, %or touched
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POEM 1, by ABELARDO SANCHEZ LEON    Poem Source                
First Line: What happens here happened to my grandfather and my father
Last Line: Dragging the head of the land down
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Women


POEM AT AN UNMARKED GRAVE, by JUDITH VOLLMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Your grave is untouched by flowers
Last Line: A college education is a room with a fire %inside a strange city
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POEM FOR A VIETNAMESE STUDENT, by LEROY V. QUINTANA    Poem Source                
First Line: Some words have tongues sharp as punji stakes
Last Line: Repeat after me: gobbledygook, gobbledygook, gobbledygook
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POEM FOR MY FATHER, by VIRGIL SAUREZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At night, long after the midnight movies
Subject(s): Immigrants; Fathers; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


POEM FOR PANCHO GONZALES, by LEROY V. QUINTANA    Poem Source                
First Line: This was the world of white lines, a game
Last Line: A dish, a lamp, an ashtray at a time
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POEM FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, by MARGOT SCHILPP    Poem Source                
First Line: The flowers have checked their suitcases
Last Line: To heat me so that I didn't %burn from the inside out
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POLITICAL OR NOT, HERE COMES THAT POEM, by WENDY BISHOP    Poem Source                
First Line: My mother, who happens to be dead, %had little or nothing to say about
Last Line: Or the serviceable plaid pattern of our lives
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POMEGRANATE SEASON, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: First frost-the sugar-shocked leaves
Last Line: Darkness-god, I'd barter my soul for these
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


POPULATION, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Prune center is a hustling town. For
Last Line: Then why invite him to your town, and beg that he will settle down?
Subject(s): Immigrants; Towns; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


PORTRAIT OF A COUPLE AT CENTURY'S END, by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Impatient for home, %the after-work traffic fanning out along
Last Line: By a beeswax candle pooling beside %their dinnerware
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POSTCARDS FROM FLORIDA, by LARRY WAYNE JOHNS    Poem Source                
First Line: The vertical blinds separate and come back together
Last Line: By clearing the understory, %allowing more light to reach the ground
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POSTCARDS TO COLUMBUS, by SHERMAN ALEXIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beginning at the front door of the white house, travel west
Last Line: Of your television set? Can you hear ghosts of drums approaching?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


POSTMODERNISM, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The scene you loathe, the sheer fervor, the speed
Last Line: And now even your pity is worthless
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PRODIGAL, by PETER COOLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: You had walked out, carrying the rain
Last Line: Erect, lifting how far it took you to get here
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS PLEASE NOTE, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Either you will
Subject(s): Americans; Immigrants; United States; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. 18, PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, by MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Miss wilson's eyes, opaque %as blue glass, fix on me
Last Line: And my rage will blow %your house down
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Loss; Minorities - United States; Moving And Movers; New Jersey; Refugees; Schools; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; U.s. - Race Relations


QUESTIONS FOR ECCLESIASTES, by MARK JARMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What if on a foggy night in a beachtown, a night when the pacific leans close
Last Line: People who needed urgently to hear it, god kept a secret
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RAFAEL HERNANDEZ, by VICTOR HERNANDEZ CRUZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Born exactly in aguadilla %north coast puerto rico
Last Line: To the children of %eternal liberation
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RANCHO ARRIBA, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Rancho arriba is far from the crowds
Last Line: Rancho arriba is a thorn that reminds me, %that reminds them of who I am, %of who we are
Subject(s): Latin America - History; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


READING JAMES WRIGHT, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: If I go down all the way with you
Last Line: Lank and rambling? She never %threw herself into the sea
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States; Wright, James (1927-1980)


READING KEROUAC, YORKSHIRE, by STEVE WILSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Today, jack, your words won't console
Last Line: We would taste in our minds
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


REAPPEARED, by VIJAY SESHADRI    Poem Source                
First Line: Long after we stopped remembering, word of him
Last Line: Resurface, and simply swim away
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RED FINGERNAILS, by BRENDA LYNN HILLMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Briefly I dwelt upon my mother's tongue
Last Line: Before the first one has to be lifted away
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


REFUGEE, by VIJAY SESHADRI    Poem Source                
First Line: He feels himself at his mind's borders moving
Last Line: Pinned like a flower on the genocidal past
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RESUME, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Nicholas kolumban was born and raised in hungary
Last Line: And let his toes be mistaken %for toy mice
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Hungary; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RETABLO, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: The park bench is unoccupied
Last Line: Tomorrow is christmas
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Homeless; Marriage; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RETURNED CRANE, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Then I land on the belfry
Last Line: I was told I'd lose nothing %but my human flesh
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RETURNING, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: While in the barrio no one spoke
Last Line: So that later, %under the northern skies, %we could begin to dream %about returning
Subject(s): Dreams; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RUINED STATUES IN THE LOUVRE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Infant love left his palm print on this aphrodite's naked back
Last Line: Against each other in their tombs-for the hundredth time or so %that day, you let my hand go
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; Louvre, Paris; Statues; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


RUNNING TO AMERICA, by LEROY V. QUINTANA    Poem Source                
First Line: They are night shadows %violating borders
Last Line: Kissing black earth %then run to america
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


RURAL PARTICLES, by BARRY SILESKY    Poem Source                
First Line: Asters, yarrow, an enormous oak at the edge of the bank leading down
Last Line: He won't be there to see, and it's time to go. It doesn't make sense at all. It's %something he unde
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SACRED LANE/LA SACRA CORSIA, by PASQUALE VERDICCHIO    Poem Source                
First Line: We felt it %the sisma
Last Line: And back into the place from where %it did not come
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Tourists; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SALT LONGING, by AUSTIN HUMMELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Inland far though and away
Last Line: Its scorched, ashen soil
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SCOURED, by DAVID STARKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: My two daughters chase each other %in the laundromat, past the banks
Last Line: I have nothing at all to give
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SEIZURE, by MICHELE WOLF    Poem Source                
First Line: You spoke in a language only you could imagine
Last Line: The entire hidden field, sparking and rumbling
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SEVEN & SEVEN, by PETER MEINKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking back at it now he
Last Line: Everything can be fixed o %lord anything can be fixed
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SHOYN FERGESSIN: 'I'VE FORGOTTEN' IN YIDDISH, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But now it's the yiddish itself I'm forgetting
Last Line: Anything for a minute. So that's what I said. They asked me %my name and I said I've forgotten
Subject(s): Forgetfulness; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Yiddish


SICILIAN EMIGRANT'S SONG, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O -- eh -- lee! La -- la
Last Line: Donna! Donna! Maria!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


SIRENS OF LOS ANGELES, by BRUCE BOND    Poem Source                
First Line: All summer as the blacktop softens, drugged
Last Line: For land and feasting, longing to be poured
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SONG OF AMERICAN RESIDENT IN FRANCE, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, we are the bold expatriate band!
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Immigration & Emigration; France


SONG OF THE COLONISTS DEPARTING FOR NEW ZEALAND, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Steer, helmsman, till you steer our way
Last Line: We'll plough a smiling land.
Subject(s): Immigrants; New Zealand; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


SONG OF THE SPANISH JEWS, by GRACE AGUILAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, dark is the spirit that loves not the land
Last Line: And seek not and wish not a lovelier rest.
Subject(s): Exiles; Immigrants; Jews; Spain; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Judaism


SONG, FR. THE EMIGRANT, by ALEXANDER MCLACHLAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old england is eaten by knaves
Last Line: Nor a foreign foe land on her shore.
Subject(s): England; Immigrants; Poverty; English; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


SORCERER, by XUEFEI JIN    Poem Source                
First Line: When the slave arrived as %a tributary article from a vassal state
Last Line: Though another sister of mine is widowed in her early teens
Alternate Author Name(s): Jin, Ha; Ha Jin
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SOUL, by WILLIAM KLOEFKORN    Poem Source                
First Line: Each time I look at my friend's %red sunset maple, in season
Last Line: Not even the occasional snick of a %delicate motor, %missing
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SPLITTING WOOD, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: It's best when you take off your shirt
Last Line: Winter, this will burn between us
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was sure then, as I sang along
Last Line: Ricky's accent so much like how she remembers yours
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


STEERAGE, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By now, the sachel's leather has reclaimed its living redolence
Subject(s): Grandparents; Immigrants; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


STILL KICKING IN AMERICA, by G. S. SHARAT CHANDRA    Poem Source                
First Line: Now that I'm older, %the old ones ask %the same questions
Last Line: Hoping for words %to come out right in english
Subject(s): Family Life - India; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


STOWAWAYS, by DAVID RIVARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Immigrants; Conduct Of Life; Heritage; Heredity; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


STREET IN PACKINGTOWN (CHICAGO), by WILLA SIBERT CATHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the gray dust before a frail gray shed
Last Line: With hate, perhaps, a threat, maybe, %lithuania looks at me
Subject(s): Chicago; Lithuania; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SUCH WERE THE MORNINGS, by F. R. MCCLEARY    Poem Text                
First Line: When my first father in america
Last Line: The urge of his step and his planting.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


SUNRISE, by H. PALMER HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: A moment in the thicket, that time
Last Line: Soft, moist, and in the light, white wings flutter
Variant Title(s): Into The Thicket; Big Thicket Requie
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SURVIVOR'S SONG, by ROBERT PHILLIPS    Poem Source                
First Line: All my good friends have gone away
Last Line: There's nothing more I want to say
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


SYMMETRY, by BARRY BALLARD    Poem Source                
First Line: This body's stretched with its patchwork tilled so
Last Line: From a need for fences with no escapes?
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TEACHER TO A MAD STUDENT: 1, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Your face is like an angel's %I've kissed it
Last Line: Mundane as a supermarket, %it's my life too
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


TEACHER TO A MAD STUDENT: 6, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: I wish you could have heard ginsberg
Last Line: But cover the fire, boy, %cover the fire
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


TESHUVAH, by LAMAR THOMAS    Poem Source                
First Line: Gathering up all the dolphins %in my dreaming. %I'm coming home
Last Line: Toward what must be made romantic %in a world that says no
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


THE BALLAD OF THE CHILDREN OF THE CZAR, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The children of the czar
Subject(s): Nicholas Ii, Czar Of Russia (1868-1918); Children; Ancestors & Ancestry; Immigrants; Childhood; Heritage; Heredity; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE BEASTS, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fresh mollusk morning puts a foot
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Capitalism; Social Commentaries; Social Classes; Immigrants; Caste; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE CORNISH EMIGRANT'S SONG, by ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! The eastern winds are blowing
Last Line: In north americay.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Hawker Of Morwenstow; Hawker, R. S.
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE DREAM SONGS: 234. THE CARPENTER'S SON, by JOHN BERRYMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The irish sky is raining, the irish winds are high
Last Line: & the last voice in drawled; “henry, a brick”
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, John, Jr.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Immigrants; Nationalism - Ireland; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE EMIGRANTS, by FERDINAND FREILIGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot take my eyes away
Last Line: And crown each true heart's pure desire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Freiligrath, Hermann Ferdinand
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE FOREIGNERS: 1, by CARLOS BULOSAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Fear grips their lives
Last Line: Look and examine us!
Subject(s): Fear; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE FOREIGNERS: 2, by CARLOS BULOSAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Builder of skyscrapers
Last Line: This is the hour for perfect waking.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE GREEK EMIGRANTS SONG, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now launch the boat upon the wave
Last Line: And free the man, and free the mind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Immigrants; Liberty; Greeks; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE GREEK QUARTER, by JOHN MYERS O'HARA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cryptic letters of the golden tongue
Last Line: The blue Ægean sparkling in the day.
Subject(s): Coffee Houses; Greek Language; Immigrants; New York City; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE NEW COLOSSUS, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not like the brazen giant of greek fame
Last Line: "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Subject(s): Americans; Art & Artists; Freedom; Immigrants; Religion; Statue Of Liberty; United States; Liberty; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Theology; America


THE NEW COUNTRY, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was with my grandfather when the boat landed
Last Line: Glimmer of a glimmer in his bloodshot eye
Subject(s): Grandparents; Immigrants; Past; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL, by DANIEL PIERCE THOMPSON    Poem Text                
First Line: New england, farewell! With thy evergreen mountains
Last Line: As I bid thee a long and a lasting adieu.
Subject(s): Farewell; Immigrants; New England; Parting; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE PILGRIM MAIDEN, by DOROTHY WHITEHEAD HOUGH    Poem Text                
First Line: Lo, I have come a weary way
Last Line: Dedicated to love of god and liberty.
Subject(s): Footprints; Immigrants; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Travel; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Journeys; Trips


THE PRAIRIE IMMIGRANT, by RACHEL COLE KATTERJOHN    Poem Text                
First Line: The wind wailed over a granite stone
Last Line: Alone— forever alone!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Prairies; Solitude; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Plains; Loneliness


THE REGENT'S EXAMINATION, by JESSIE WALLACE HUGHAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Muffled sounds of the city climbing to me at the window
Last Line: Neuter and safe shall it be? Or a flame to burst us asunder?
Subject(s): Examinations; Immigrants; Racism; United States - Race Relations; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE SWISS EMIGRANT, by LUCY AIKEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, farewell, my native land
Last Line: In absence near, -- in misery true.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Lucy
Subject(s): Immigrants; Switzerland; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Swiss


THE VIEW AT GUNDERSON'S, by JOSEPH WARREN BEACH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sitting in his rocker waiting for your tea
Subject(s): Immigrants; Conduct Of Life; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE WESTERN EMIGRANT, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An axe rang sharply 'mid those forest shades
Last Line: Mid the lov'd scenery of his native land.
Subject(s): Immigrants; New England; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE WOODS OF KYLINOE; SONG OF THE IRISH EMIGRANT IN NORTH AMERICA, by ELLEN FITZSIMON    Poem Text                
First Line: My heart is heavy in my breast- my eyes are full / of tears
Last Line: On all -- but most of all on thee, my native kylinoe.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THIEVES OF LIGHT, by MARTIN ESPADA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We all knew about gus
Last Line: I had to close my eyes
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


THIRTY AND FIVE BOOKS, by MYUNG MI KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: Never having been here when the sun rose
Last Line: All harmonics sound
Subject(s): Aliens; Ethnic Groups - United States; Korea; Labor And Laborers; Navigation; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


THREE PULLS OF THE LOOM: 1. IMMIGRANT, by AMY UYEMATSU    Poem Source                
First Line: Immigrant %years ago in a japanese castle %my long hair sashed loosely
Last Line: In america, a girl can be anything she dreams
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TO A FRENCH GIRL IN AMERICA, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: I cannot tell just where the difference lies
Last Line: —mabel kingsley richardson
Subject(s): Freedom; History; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; United States; Liberty; Historians; America


TO AN IONIAN BOY, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Boy of mitylene! Thou
Last Line: Fairer than hath fallen to me!
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Greece; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Greeks


TO BE SUNG ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We come to this country %by every roundabout
Last Line: Because well-being needs a grief %to make the feeling last
Subject(s): Literary Form; Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TO BECOME AN ISLANDER, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Steal a sloop from the harbor
Last Line: Burn your face brown before sunset
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


TO PERSCEUTED FOREIGNERS, by PENINA MOISE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fly from the soil whose desolating creed
Last Line: Come to the homes and bosoms of the free.
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Freedom; Immigrants; United States; Liberty; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


TO SEDNA, THE INUIT SEA GODDESS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: In the storm when your father flung
Last Line: Has brought your father, and all his work, down
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


TO THE BOUGAINVILLAEA, by C. DALE YOUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: How could I have imagined your absence?
Last Line: And everywhere bougainvillaea, bougainvillaea
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; West Indies


TO THE CLOSE FRIEND MOST UNLIKE ME, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Sunday I thought of you--
Last Line: The little boy under the wheel of that car, for instance--alive
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


TO THE ROMAN PONTIFF ON THE DISCIPLINE OF FATHER MCGLYNN, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The german tyrant plays thee for his game
Last Line: Cease to be freemen when they bow to god!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Mcglynn, Edward (1837-1900); Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


TODOROV AT ELLIS ISLAND, by MAXINE CHERNOFF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The secret of narrative %in the sight of the lovely
Last Line: To turn, as if spoken to %into what we represent
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TOWNS, by ANGELA BALL    Poem Source                
First Line: Somewhere in midcentury %things spread out, scattered
Last Line: Replied, 'yes. But our village %will not be here'
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TRANSLATING MY PARENTS, by ALLISON JOSEPH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When my father would growl, %wash the wares now, I always thought
Last Line: As in zipper, as in zero, and write %it plainly, so I can read it
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TRAVELING MAN, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Where were you born? %I was born in puerto rico
Last Line: Charter and I have many wonderful holidays. Just the two of us
Subject(s): Air Travel; Aviation And Aviators; Passports; Tourists; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TWO SORTS OF EMIGRANTS, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His debts are paid, but all his land is gone
Last Line: And sing as bravely to the southern morn.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


TWO SOUNDS, by MICHAEL H. BUGEJA    Poem Source                
First Line: Grandmother came here in the cargo hold
Last Line: Which always fade, as I will, in the night
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


TWO UNCERTAINTIES, by PAUL HOOVER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the attic bird, the century is silent
Last Line: Please bind us to a version of ourselves
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


UNDERWATER, by HEATHER SELLERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, we are underwater here and I am
Last Line: Just one eye on the tiniest of the peculiar glowing fish
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


UNDISCOVERY OF AMERICA, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: On the sand a squinting little man
Last Line: Song he finds the music of his veins
Subject(s): Cuba; Key West, Florida; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


VANITY OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, by JOHN BRADLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Face it, michael. She never loved you. The ocean with as many lovers as there
Last Line: Way memory spills when you try to remember, and all you get is sexless salt, %bisected water
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


VARIATIONS FOR HENDRIX AND VIETNAM, by MONIFA LOVE    Poem Source                
First Line: We %not white %not yellow %corner sounds
Last Line: A circle of grey petals %at our feet %quiet
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WAIT, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: The day slows, fills
Last Line: Is making his way across the universe
Subject(s): Absence; Cuba; Home; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Waiting


WAITING ON FAMILY COURT, by JEFF KNORR    Poem Source                
First Line: I know little of lawyers and courts
Last Line: After grandfather's slick-handled %brushes are hung, away on their nails
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WALKING BACK, by WILLIAM TROWBRIDGE    Poem Source                
First Line: I have no business here, a bearded stranger
Last Line: On the last bell, rubs the shiny nickel in his pocket
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WHAT HURTS, by GUSTAVO PEREZ FIRMAT    Poem Source                
First Line: We are called broken %because we do not humor the age
Last Line: We break them with our brokenness %until they are broken too
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WHEREABOUTS, by ROBERT PHILLIPS    Poem Source                
First Line: Isn't it odd how anyone who disappeared
Last Line: Just before fadeout, their famous last scene
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WILD GIRLS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Wild girls are all around us %and the memory of snow
Last Line: Wild girls are dancing %bears groan in the forest
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


WILLIE AND THE TRAIN, by CARISSA NEFF    Poem Source                
First Line: Willie carsten opens the bakery early
Last Line: Take my chances %like immigrants did
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WIND CHILL FACTOR, by GLORIA VANDO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You point to a photo of your family
Last Line: Into a perfect circle at the nape of my neck, %insulating me, still, against the chill
Variant Title(s): Wind-chill Facto
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WINTER SOLSTICE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Our new pup backs into her plastic den
Last Line: As she leapt straight for him into the sun
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


WISH YOU WERE HERE, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: My dear friend:
Last Line: That you were here with us. Hugs and kisses. Greetings from my %husband. %your dear friend
Subject(s): Absence; Dreams; Las Vegas, Nevada; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


WOMEN AND MEN: A RETROSPECTIVE, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: I know they exist, I saw them --
Last Line: Bearing burdens on their backs, %walking uphill, fully clothed
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


WORKING BLACK, by DAVID RIVARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The part of stockholm I saw at 22, I saw as an employee & thief
Subject(s): Restaurants; Jobs; Immigrants; Cafes; Diners; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


WORKING CLASS, by SUSAN GUBERNAT    Poem Source                
First Line: How often in my presence someone's used
Last Line: And he was. And they were. And we have been
Subject(s): Catholics - United States; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Working Class - United States


YEARS, by WILLIAM REGINALD GIBBONS    Poem Source                
First Line: My grandmother's russian/ %english dictionary-she must
Last Line: Newspapers spill %the years into my eyes
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


YES, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: According to culture shock: %a guide to customs and etiquette
Last Line: Then study his lips, wondering if I'll be able to decipher %what he means by his yes
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


YOU, IF NO ONE ELSE, by TINO VILLANUEVA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, you %who transformed your anguish
Last Line: In this round hour now %where your voice strikes time
Subject(s): Loss; Moving And Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration