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Martín Espada

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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.

| Subject Matter: Law, Immigration, Activism | Interview Year: 1997 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Milt Kessler Award, Massachusetts Book Award, International Latino Book Award, Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, American Book Award |

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