Archive for the ‘immigration’ Category

Nice to honor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe‘s birthday today with a Google doodle. Remembering Mies van der Rohe also fits with reminding forced emigration by German, especially artists, avantgardists, musicians, and of course the Jews who managed to do so, before World War II, an issue that I have been reflecting about lately through […]


Borders. Who crosses them? How do you pass them? How long does it take? How much does it cost? Do you have to walk, drive, swim, fly? Can you cross a border? Where is the line, exactly? What is in between? What was the last line I crossed? How long did I stay in between: […]


Paradise Ahead

19Jan12

Does paradise exist on earth? (Graffiti on the border fence, Tijuana-side, 1999)


I am very excited to join the course Issues in International Creative Nonfiction: Immigration at the University of Iowa starting this Monday! It’s an international distance-learning course, part of their International Writing Program. Some of the books we are going to read are Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea, What is the What by Dave […]