My Kill Adore Him (häftad)
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Winner of Andres Montoya Poetry Prize 2008 (United States); Winner of Outstanding Book, American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association 2010 (United States); Short-listed
University of Notre Dame Press
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23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
My Kill Adore Him (häftad)

My Kill Adore Him

Häftad Engelska, 2009-08-20
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My Kill Adore Him is a collection of poems from Andres Montoya Poetry Prize-winner Paul Martinez Pompa. With a unique, independent voice, Martinez Pompa interrogates masculinity, race, language, consumerism, and cultural identity in poems that honor los olvidados, the forgotten ones, who range from the usual suspects brutalized by police to factory workers poisoned by their environment, from the victim of a homophobic beating in the boys' bathroom to the body of Juan Doe at the Cook County Coroner's Office. Some of the poems rely on somber, at times brutal, imagery to articulate a political stance while others use sarcasm and irony to deconstruct political stances themselves.
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"In his breathtaking debut poetry collection, Martinez Pompa bursts onto the contemporary Latino scene with literary guns ablaze. He is precisely what we need right now: a brave poet just as critical of himself as he is of others. Within the pages of this clever and brutally honest text lie the words of an old soul-who just happens to be a young poet. Martinez Pompa's youth and aged wisdom coexist in each and every poem, resulting in a fresh, yet deadly serious new voice that is not to be trifled with. . . . Highly recommended reading for anyone on the lookout for what comes next in Latino poetry." -Multicultural Review

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Paul Martinez Pompa teaches composition and creative writing at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.