José Angel Araguz, author of six chapbooks, as well as the collection, Everything We Think We Hear (Floricanto Press), has had poems, prose, and reviews appear in RHINO Poetry, New South, and The Volta Blog. He runs the poetry blog, The Friday Influence. A second collection, Small Fires, is forthcoming.
Poet on the Poem:
“Alien” spun out of hearing the radio ads of a congressional candidate in North Carolina who ran a blatantly anti-immigrant campaign where the Twilight Zone theme played behind talk of a possible “alien” invasion.