Poetry Reading by Martin Espada
Thu, October 15, 2009 • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Texas Union Quadrangle Room
Martín Espada reads from The Republic of Poetry and his other books of poetry
Renown Latino/Nuyorican poet, UMass Amherst professor and immigrant/tenant rights lawyer Martín Espada will be at UT Austin in mid October for a series of events co-sponsored by the UT Humanities Institute, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Deparment of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of English, the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Program in Comparative Literature.
Martín Espada has published sixteen books in all as a poet, editor, essayist and translator, including two collections of poems last year: Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas (Smokestack, 2008), released in England, and La Tumba de Buenaventura Roig (Terranova, 2008), a bilingual selection of his poetry published in Puerto Rico that I edited and prologued. The Republic of Poetry (Norton, 2006) received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Imagine the Angels of Bread (Norton, 1996) won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.