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Pepper Spray Paul Martínez Pompa

Pepper Spray

Paul Martínez Pompa

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Praise for Pepper Spray:Paul Martínez Pompa’s Pepper Spray illustrates how overtly political poetry can be written without any reliance on stereotypical language or placard-isms- rather, Pompa precisely defines the world we far too often turn awayMorePraise for Pepper Spray:Paul Martínez Pompa’s Pepper Spray illustrates how overtly political poetry can be written without any reliance on stereotypical language or placard-isms- rather, Pompa precisely defines the world we far too often turn away from with satiric humor mixed with a polite but firm slap in the face.— Robert VasquezPaul Martínez Pompa’s poems sizzle like Chicago on a sticky August night […] Paul’s longer poems are walking stories—some have wheels on them, his shorter ones are the quick punches of a young and talented boxer whose ring is the white blank page […] You can go through hundreds of contemporary poems written today and not find any crawling this terrain […] Don’t just read them once. Visit them several times. Some come at you sideways. When you least expect it. Sucker punching their way to existence…— Luis J. Rodríguez