Conflict: A poem for America’s migrant workers

Drawing by local artist Eroyn Franklin, author of "Detained" a 2011 book about life in immigration detention centers.While the other Washington hashes out the future of immigration policy in the halls of the Capitol, out here in the Northwest, real folks are living out the struggles and dreams of immigration.

We’re proud to present “Conflict,” a poem about labor migration by Jordan Chaney. The poem is inspired by farm workers in the wine country of Eastern Washington, where Jordan lives, but it has already resonated with audiences in immigrant cities around the globe, from Athens to Melbourne.

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