Immigration and Naturalization Service Report #46

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Full view of "Immigration and Naturalization Service Report 46."

This square, bright red broadside urges the reader not to look away, the word “immigration” and an image of barbed wired prominently featured in the upper half. The poem, originally published in Eduardo Corral’s Slow Lightning, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets award in 2011, depicts a surreal scene after a migrant’s body is found, vividly giving form to the tangled history of violence inherent in the U.S. immigration system.

Eduardo Corral. “Immigration and Naturalization Service Report 46.” Chestertown: Literary House Press, 2013.

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Detail of Eduardo Corral's signature in silver ink.

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Detail of barbed wire design.

Immigration and Naturalization Service Report #46