Called by Sandra Cisneros “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” Martín Espada is a published poet, editor, essayist and translator. His forthcoming collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Others include The Trouble Ball, Alabanza, and The Republic of Poetry— a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The poem “Alabanza,” about 9/11, has been widely anthologized and performed. His many honors include an American Book Award and the PEN/Revson and Guggenheim Fellowships. A former tenant lawyer in Greater Boston’s Latino community, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
October 15 | 5:30–7:00 PM | Griffin 7 | Light refreshments
Students interested in meeting the author prior to the reading should contact [email protected]
Generous sponsors include the Latina/o Studies Program, Davis Center, Oakley Center, Lecture Committee, and the Departments of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies