“Border Crossing” by Samantha Lê published in The Minnesota Review

In “Border Crossing,” the speaker of the poem laments about being labeled an “illegal.” She remembers a life, before the change in geography, where she was a complete person, “but between the leaving and entering they changed how they look at me—objects once labeled can’t be relabeled, you know.” Somehow in the border crossing, her existence was reduced to one word, a word that carries with it all the weight of past and future discriminations.

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Border Crossing.” The Minnesota Review (Virginia Tech, Duke University Press), Durham, NC, Issue No. 90, Spring 2018, pp. 14. Publishing contemporary poetry and fiction as well as reviews, critical commentary, and interviews of leading intellectual figures, The Minnesota Review curates smart, accessible collections of progressive new work.

2 thoughts on ““Border Crossing” by Samantha Lê published in The Minnesota Review

  1. nice poem honey, always very good…

    Regards,

    Rolando Locci Owner – Rolando Locci Consultants Phone: (650) 815 -1446 Email: rolandolocci@gmail.com Web: http://www.rolandolocci.com LinkedIn

    On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:20 AM, sound & silences wrote:

    > Samantha Lê posted: “In “Border Crossing,” the speaker of the poem laments > about being labeled an “illegal.” She remembers a life, before the change > in geography, where she was a complete person, “but between the leaving and > entering they changed how they look at me—objects o” >

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