Poetry of Martin Espada

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Poetry of Martin Espada

Poetry of Martin Espada - Department of English, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. A lecture and reading of Espada's most spiritual and visionary poems

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wren Room, Sanborn House
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Lecture title: Aztec Gods, Angels of Bread, and the 'Puerto Rican Christ': Religion in the Poetry of Martin Espada

Co-sponsored by the Religion Department, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies, Creative Writing Program, and the Tucker Foundation.

About Martin Espada
Called the Latino poet of his generation and the Pablo Neruda of North American authors, Martin Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published seventeen books in all as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. The Republic of Poetry, a collection of poems published by Norton in 2006, received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; his next collection, The Trouble Ball, is forthcoming from Norton in spring 2011. A collection of essays, The Lover of a Subversive is Also a Subversive, was just released by the University of Michigan. For more, please visit Martin Espada's webpage.
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Martin Espada's webpage

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh, Administrative Assistant

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.