Two-Countries: US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents

The newest addition to Red Hen’s Anthology Series, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents is an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry edited by the adult child of an immigrant born and raised in the US. The collection contains contributions from seventy writers who were either born and/or raised in the US by one or more immigrant parent. Their work describes the many contradictions, discoveries and life lessons one experiences when one is neither seen as fully American nor fully foreign. Contributors include Richard Blanco, Tina Chang, Joseph Lagaspi, Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Naomi Shihab Nye, Oliver de la Paz, Ira Sukrungruang, Ocean Vuong and many other talented writers from throughout the US.


“When you hold in your DNA two countries—the cultures, the languages, the delicious foods and stories—you embody richness. These writers know on the cellular level many layered ways to live, to struggle, to love. Here are voices we need to hear, writers we need to read. This is a brilliant, timely book, an antidote to divisiveness.” —Peggy Shumaker, Alaska State Writer Laureate and author of Gnawed Bones and Just Breathe Normally.

“In their accounts of assimilation and nostalgia, celebration and resistance, the poets and writers in Two-Countries show that one result of our ongoing national experiment is a rich deepening in our literature. We may be in perilous times as a country, but our writers have never been in more ferocious health —Rick Barot, Author of Chord and recipient of the Rilke Prize and the PEN Open Book Award.

A green background with a painting of two people towards the top with branches and leaves behind their faces, and white script that reads Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents edited by Tina Shuman.

Tina Schumann ( Author Website )

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Genre/Imprint: Anthology, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-606-5