Francisco X. Alarcón

As part of "Poetry of Resistance: Poets Responding to Xenophobia and Injustice," a panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' annual conference, held last week in Boston, Alarcón read "For the Capitol Nine," which he wrote in response to a group of students chaining themselves to the Arizona State Capitol on April 20, 2010, to protest the anti-immigrant legislation Arizona SB 1070.