Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences and Writing in America

“Nerval once said that you ought to travel so much that even your home becomes strange to you, but I have no hope other than the opposite, that is to say: once you cross borders often enough you find really that every place must be somehow home. The poets collected here testify, both in these statements and in their own work, that such a home is possible,” Kazim Ali says in his introduction to this anthology, which includes immigrant poets such as Zubair Ahmed, Kwame Dawes, Rigoberto González, Piotr Gwiazda, Fady Joudah, Ilya Kaminsky, Barbara Jane Reyes, Sun Yung Shin, and Ocean Vuong, among others. This anthology was edited by Nigerian poet Abayomi Animashaun.