At a time in America where differences continue to further divide communities, OTRO/PATRIA attempts to explore how we find a shared experience. Unapologetic in its celebration of self, the author challenges the reader to see their own identity in others. As an immigrant that grew up with a blended experience, it is only because of strong sense of a patriotism that the desire for unity and acceptance is so prevalent in this work.
"It's 2019, and we're still questioning a vision of America that neither warmly regards the other nor lives its ideals of patriotism. Chibbi provides a refreshing and entertaining voice to these questions, carrying readers across multiple fronteras of identity, personhood, family, love and country. Chibbi fought each word of OTRO/PATRIA over and over again and gave this collection the critical attention of a patriot." Christopher "Rooster" Martinez President, Write Art Out
83 pages, 26 poems, US Trade 6x9 Perfect Bound Paperback