Pocho Love: Pilsen Heart Beats To Chicago Streets (Paperback)

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Pocho Love: Pilsen Heart Beats To Chicago Streets (Paperback)


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An emerging figure in Chicago's Mexican Latino Poetry Scene, Pablo Ramirez shares his poetic exploration of 21st century Chicago's ethnic and working-class heritage neighborhood of Pilsen. Nearly every page is soaked in colorful imagery forming a powerful collage of tattoo, wall murals, pop culture and Chicano graphics. Pocho Love is written in English and some Spanish, resulting in a fully charged code switched on flow done with skill and humor. Ramirez brings his debut collection with passion for cultural expression amid life's pleasures and pains in 90+ large pages.

Pablo Ramirez is both a visual artist and poet as well as an activist & curator for cultural events in the Pilsen community. His art is influenced by the likes of Carlos Cort z Koyokuikatl as well as legendary printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada. His poetry is inspired by the banging Boom Bap Era of Hip Hop and the Boricua/Chicano poets such as David Hernandez of Street Sounds fame.

"Pablo Ramirez has created a gorgeous, dizzying, Chicano epic in POCHO LOVE. It's a wild ride. I love it.". - Luis Alberto Urrea, author of " Good Night, Irene" and "The Devil's Highway"

"Pocho Love, is a love letter to the self. Stunning graphics, delicious, mischievous, and heartfelt poetry. A feast for the eyes and soul". - Diana Solis, visual artist, photographer, and educator.

Product Details ISBN: 9781877636042
ISBN-10: 1877636045
Publisher: March/Abrazo Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2023
Pages: 98
Language: English