Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19970916
The author of five books of poetry, Martín Espada's collection, Imagine the Angels of Bread won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and was also nominated for the National Book Critics' Circle Award as one of the best books of poetry in 1996. In this interview, he reads from this work and talks about his life as lawyer-turned-poet and how activism is also a part of his art.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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