Paper Song is beautiful. I particularly enjoyed his poems on Mexico and Central America
Paul Lobo Portugés's petry sheds light on the myopic consciousness of a dark American night.
. . . the mingling of history with invention, out of which myth can be born, is the essence of Paul Lobo Portugés's poetry.
Portugés's poems are where the strength of future discoveries with language must come from in order for the continuity of poetry to be maintained in relation to the maddening and terrified middle class world which has taken refuge in the switches of television sets in order to fill the lives ghosted by capitalism. They are worth reading many many times, and that is not saying a little in this day of one liners and walk-ons.
Portugés's poems like their composer, begin ticking sometimes loudly in the interior regions of your sensitivities working toward a resonance that will affect you when you least suspect, shaking you by the metaphoric shoulders of your own awareness.
Paul Lobo Portugés's volume of poems is alternately moving and profound, whimsical and provocative a veritable moveable feast. . .
Mr. Portugés's poems are rich and various . . . plaintive in their directness and rocky physicality humorous, sad, believable.
Kathryn Van Spanckeren
These poems resonate far beyond their reading, and their images, emotions and ideas will visit you long after you put this book down.
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