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Author Meléndez, Jesús Papoleto, author

Title PAPOLíTICO : poems of a political persuasion / Jesús Papoleto Meléndez ; introduction by Joel Kovel and DeeDee Halleck
Published New York, NY : 2Leaf Press, [2018]
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Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Introduction; INDENTURED; A COP HAIKU; HUMAN WISDOM; MEDIOCRYSIS; STORY FROM A MOUNTAIN; FOR THE ANGEL DIAZES; SUBWAY SLEEPER CAR SLEEPER; AGAINST THE THREAT OF AIDS; TOURISM UP+DOW/JONES, 6PTS.; SUICIDALSOCIETALITY; A CONVERSATION WITH A BLIND MAN; UNITY SPEAK . . .; BASEBALL FEVER; THE MILLION YOUTH MARCH #1; BEAT WHITE DUDE; DRAMA ON T.V.; A SAN DIEGO SOUTHERN/AFRICAN NIGHT; ELOQUENT HYPOCRISY; JADED ON JADE; KILLKILLKILL; THE FLOOD CAME TO PUERTO RICO; TO PAY A NATIONAL DEBT; A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON; FAIR FOR FARE; OVERFLOW; Acknowledgements; About the poet
Summary PAPOLiTICO, POEMS OF A POLITICAL PERSUASION is award-winning poet Jesus Papoleto Melendez' sixth book of poetry. Witty, wise, personal and political, Melendez, often weary of the social issues and politics of the day, has created an exciting compilation of new and previously published poems in a collection that he has daringly named after himself to nudge people out of complacency. His poetry is written with satirical and ironic wit, presented in a "cascading” style that dictates the beat and rhythm of his poems he has become known for. This volume contains some of Melendez' classic poems, like "A San Diego Southern/African Night,” with new poems that are a bit edgier and challenge the status quo. Despite the frustrations and harsh realities we live in today, Melendez maintains an eternal belief that it is never too late for our future to be changed for the better, making PAPOLiTICO a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 11, 2018)
Subject American poetry -- Puerto Rican authors
Latin American poetry
Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Poetry
Street poetry, American -- New York (State) -- New York
American poetry -- Puerto Rican authors.
FICTION / General.
Latin American poetry.
Puerto Ricans.
Street poetry, American.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1940939887
9781940939889