Ink Knows No Borders, a book review by Livia

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, is a collection of sixty-four poems written by immigrants/refugees from all over the world. The poems are about their experience of being immigrants and going to a new country to have a better life. They talk about the struggle of living in a new country where they don’t know anything about it. Isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation are some of the emotions that they describe in the book.

The book is a good way to learn the struggles of immigrants and refugees. It’s an easy way to understand how difficult it is to start a new life in a country that is not yours. I believe that this book is very important to understand that being an immigrant or a refugee is never easy. What they sacrifice to go to a country where they don’t know anyone and don’t know the culture is very difficult.