New Chapbook from Moria Books/Locofo Chaps: A Continuum of Force

A Continuum of Force, by Francesco Levato, is a documentary poetics project that examines the material implications of Latin American otherness as constructed through U.S. policy, specifically via the erasure of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Use of Force Policy, Guidelines and Procedures Handbook—a set of policies that discursively constructs a criminalized other while authorizing physical harm to that other.

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