My seventh post, Paul Martínez Pompa, ‘My Kill Adore Him’ (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), is (has been) up at the Poetry Foundation blog. Here’s an excerpt:
I’ve seen Martínez Pompa read before; last year, he was one of a handful of feature poets for The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry anthology reading, hosted by the anthology editor Francisco Aragón at Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley (you can read Aragón’s Poetry Foundation article here). I remember one of the poems Martínez Pompa read at the time, “Amputee Etcetera,” which I found hilarious and troubling.
than a war amputee.