my parents were born from a car. they climbed out & kissed the car on its cheek. my grandmother. to be a first generation person. 23 and Me reports i am descendant of pistons & drive trains. 33% irrigation tools. you are what you do. my first job was in a lunch meat factory. now i’m bologna. it’s not so
José Olivarez is the author of Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books, 2018). He is the marketing manager at Young Chicago Authors and lives in Chicago.