Content Tagged ‘invisibility’

La invitación del lobo

It has to be from here, forgotten but unshaken, among comrades of silence deep into Welfare Island my farewell to the world.

—Julia de Burgos, 1953[1]

In the last year of her life, Julia de Burgos bid … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Raquel Salas-Rivera | February 9, 2016 | 7

On Parsing

A few months ago, Claire Vaye Watkins’ courageous piece, On Pandering was published on the web site for the literary magazine Tin House. I watched as it blew up on my social media feed, shared … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Kavita Das | February 6, 2016 | 7

Language of the Border

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Growing up young, Filipina, and undocumented in Southern California, I naturally had a monstrous appetite for the various news feeds transcribing and sensationalizing the “crisis” of illegal immigration in America. And, because I lived so … [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Janine Joseph | May 26, 2015 | 4