6 posts by Holly Martinez

Holly Martinez

About Holly Martinez

I am passionate about art! If I could travel back in time I'd like to apprentice under John William Waterhouse. I live off of chocolate, Lana Del Rey, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians :)

"To be American is to be?" How Victoria Chang and Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry Attempt to Answer This

"To be American is to be?" How Victoria Chang and Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry Attempt to Answer This

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My grandparents immigrated to New York from Colombia in the late 50s. They did not want to move to a Hispanic neighborhood because they thought they wouldn’t be able to fully integrate if they stayed with people like them. They moved to Astoria, a predominantly Greek neighborhood. Upon their arrival, the Greeks called them dirty and thought they wouldn’t pay their rent. Though the Greek community soon realized…

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