My Kill Adore Him - Andres Montoya Poetry Prize S. (Paperback)Paul Martinez Pompa
Paperback Published: 15/05/2009
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"My Kill Adore Him" is a collection of poems from Andres Montoya Poetry Prize-winner Paul Martinez Pompa. The book's title is a homophonic translation of the Spanish word maquiladora, which translates into English as 'factory' or 'sweatshop'. 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.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press