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What is an analysis of "Why Whales Are Back in New York City"?  

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This poem, in the poet’s own words, is a “love song to [his] community”.

The poem opens with a detailed description of whales who have returned to Queens a century after being driven out by pollution and sewage that was dumped into their water. The poem then goes on to describe government employees violently removing migrants from Liberty Avenue (an allusion to the Indian and Indo-Caribbean communities who live there, as well as to the Bill of Rights)...

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