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Martín Espada

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20000913, 19980401

In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín  Espada talks about the poem he wrote about Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist serving a life sentence in prison for murder, and the refusal of NPR to air the poem because it was deemed too political. This activist poet and American Book Award winner for Imagine the Angels of Bread also talks about his Latino poetic heroes. 

| Subject Matter: Activism, Latino Poets, Mumia Abu-Jamal | 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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