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“The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Thinking” By Paul Martinez Pompa

I caught up and recorded with Paul on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington during his recent visit in November 2011.

Paul Martinez Pompa

Photo: Oscar Bermeo (flickr)

Paul Martinez Pompa at an event in California.

“For despite the crowds and our herd-like existence, each of us lived in isolation in his own mute darkness.” –Boris Pahor

Paul Martínez Pompa earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Indiana University, where he served as a poetry editor for Indiana Review. His chapbook, Pepper Spray, was published in 2006. His first book, My Kill Adore Him, won the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2008. He currently lives in Chicago and teaches at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.

On this program, Paul reads his poems “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Thinking,” “Impossible Bottle,” “The Word Love,” and “English as a Second Language.”

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