Jeanne Morel
That Crossing Is Not Automatic

Chapbook | Poetry | 5" x 7", perfectbound, 36 pp | April 2009
100 numbered copies
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Distilling fragments from her work in Cambodia and in the United States, Jeanne Morel's That Crossing Is Not Automatic presents a collage of edges—images moving from refugee camps to American prisons, from airports to taxi cabs, from immigration to deportation—offering us a dictionary, if not an atlas, of sites for our possible crossings.

About the Author

Jeanne Morel was born in California and grew up in Seattle. In the mid-1990s she lived in Cambodia and taught at the University of Phnom Penh. She has worked with refugees and immigrants in community based agencies, schools, factories, and prisons. She lives in Seattle and teaches writing at Bellevue Community College. This is her first chapbook.

Readings & events

October 10, 2009: Seattle, WA
Book Launch
7-9PM @ Empire Espresso
3829 S Edmunds St
Wine / Beer / Snacks
1/2 block off Rainier Avenue South (east)
3 1/2 blocks from the Columbia City Light Rail Station

September 20, 2009: Portland, OR
Jeanne Morel & Deborah Woodard
4PM @ Powell's Books
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd