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México & Family
Memories of life in México, and crossing the border.
For my strong grandmother.
For my brave mother.
You Are Here
In honor of my bravest and most loving man I've ever known, my grandfather.
The meanings behind my name.
A poem written from the womb.
Life in the U.S.
My first friend in the United States.
A poem about America.
Same City, Which Place Is My Home?
Living everywhere in San José.
The Golden Door
My first year in the U.S. and my last year as a high school Spanish teacher.
Realities of accessing health care.
Teaching While Undocumented
My world as a teacher begins to crumble.
Driving While Undocumented
Getting pulled over in Nevada.
My fear of applying to college.
A poem about my intersecting identities.
Sometimes anger gets channeled into poetry.
Let It Burn
20 years of living in the shadows manifest themselves in this poem.
You Are the Reason
Ars Poetica - My reasons for writing.
About embracing solitude.
I See Him
A love poem.
© Julio Navarrete | 2016