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“The Physics Of Crime” By Paul Martinez Pompa

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

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Photo: University of Notre Dame Press

Detail from the book cover for Martinez Pompa's My Kill Adore Him.

“As hypotheticals go, ‘man’ seems to me the most damaging.”
–Joe Wenderoth

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 extended edition of the Poets Weave, Paul reads “Film Strip,” “The Physics of Crime,” “Blow by Blow,” “Clamor,” and “Sieve.”

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