Simon Ortiz's 'Hunger In New York City'

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In Simon Ortiz’s “Hunger in New York City” the speaker is Simon Ortiz, a Native American author in New York City who wants to come back home where he grew up as young boy in the village of McCarty. “In 1954, when Ortiz was in the fifth grade, his family moved to Skull Valley in Arizona, where his father was employed by the Santa Fe railroad, and Ortiz became aware of a world beyond his local community.” This poem can be misinterpreted. First reading this poem the reader may visualize the hunger that is in New York,starving people and homeless man on the streets. But as you start reading the poem several times, the “hunger” that Ortiz mentions is actually different and difficult to understand. “Hunger in New York City” in the first lines starts

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