All of Us

"All of Us is a poetic correspondence of sorts. Authors Adrienne Jansen and carina gallegos, both seasoned poets, together weave elliptic connections between lived migrant experience and stories they have been told."

– Renee Liang, Landfall Review


"Both Jansen and gallegos write lyrically about the power of conversation. Both poets spent much time talking to migrants and refugees in New Zealand and hearing their stories. With slight and careful gestures, a movement of unrooted people is braided through very simple yet complex narratives. These are simply the experiences recounted to Jansen and gallegos, who write without "taking on" their subjects' voices."

– Tim Grgec, New Zealand Books


Long-listed, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019.


Distributor: Nationwide
Format: Pb 76 pp
ISBN: 9780473451684

All of Us

  • Adrienne Jansen and carina gallegos

    In All of Us, Adrienne Jansen and carina gallegos use poems and short prose to weave together the vibrant, expansive, and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of immigrants and people from refugee background in New Zealand today.


    Drawing on their time spent with immigrant and refugee communities, their words delicately lift the veil that separates us, providing a moving exploration of the refugee and immigrant experience. All of Us is a timely reminder of the humanity that perseveres at the core of this global debate.


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