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Flores de izote (

“Those who could just barely come back,
Those who had a bit more luck,
The eternally undocumented,
The do-anything, sell-anything, eat-anything,
The first to take out a knife
The saddest sad people in the world,
My countrymen,
My brothers.”

“Poem of Love” by Roque Dalton

Willy Palomo is the son of two immigrants from El Salvador. His poems and book reviews have been featured in Waxwing, PBS, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and many more. For more info, please visit

Willy Palomo reads “Izote” and “Mark 6:41-42.”

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