According to the Pew Research Center, over 44 million people in the United States are classified as immigrants.
In Ordinary: A poetic anthology of culture, immigration, and identity, we view the world through Laura Hyppolite’s eyes. We see her navigate her relationship with language and body image as she ponders what it means to be a Haitian American and whether location truly impacts our identity as we embody and embrace our cultures.
Author of Modern Oddity
Ordinary more than delivers on the candid, poignant portrayal of human experience it promises to offer. By strongly urging readers to identify and celebrate threads of commonality shared by people they believe to be different, it makes for an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and compassion.
Author of Catkins in July
This is the type of storytelling you find yourself thinking about before you fall asleep—intriguing, yet comforting and familiar.
Author of Halo-Halo
Ordinary is strikingly and compassionately crafted with heart, labor, and struggle. As a fellow immigrant, every poem was an echo to my own story.
Author of Under Clouds and City Lights
Hyppolite truly invites the reader to think about the immigrant story and revel in Haitian history and culture through beautiful, heartfelt language.