Response Paper For A Poem And A Short Story

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Response Paper for a Poem and a Short Story

The poem “Nativity: two Salvadorn women” by Demetria Martinez

Demetria Martínez is a Chicana poet, novelist and journalist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the 1980s she was active in the sanctuary movement, providing political asylum for refugees from Central America. In her capacity as a writer, she traveled in the company of two pregnant Salvadoran women as they crossed the border into the U.S. She wrote a poem called about the experience called "Nativity: For Two Salvadoran Women, 1986-1987.”

Demetria Martínez wrote "Nativity" to protest the criminalization of the immigrant, to argue in ...
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