This is the cover of Culture Shock: USA, a book that is supposed to help acclimate new immigrants to the customs and etiquette of America. It’s also full of sweeping generalizations about the country that I live in, some of which are so true, I don’t know if I should a laugh or cry. It’s been fascinating and inspiring to read.
So I started writing a chapbook of poems entitled How To Be An American. The title of each poem is a line or two lifted from the book.
And the very lovely Russell Streur over at Camel Saloon agreed to publish this one about the after effects of September 11th.