Pax Americana

, Author
Paul Otremba
MFA
Four Way Books, 2014

The poems in Pax Americana are born out of the violent, fractious, and disillusioning opening to the 21st century. The decade of protracted wars and economic collapse—coupled with the polarizing of wealth and ideologies in the U.S.—create the catalysts for this book. These are social poems that want to talk and, through talking, hopefully make a space where people can meet and find meaning in each other.