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Martín Espada

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Catalog Number: 20050921, 20050406

In this public poetry reading, Martín Espada, a tenant lawyer-turned-poet reads from his collection Alabanza: New and Selected Poems (1982-2002), named a notable book of 2004 by the American Library Association.  The winner of the 2004 Patterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, Espada shares work that touches on his lifelong themes of correcting social injustice and exposing the plight of poor Hispanics, while celebrating his Puerto Rican heritage. He also reads from his 1997 work, Imagine the Angels of Bread.

| Subject Matter: Social Injustice, Hispanic, Puerto Rican Heritage | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2004 American Library Association Notable Book, 2004 Patterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement |

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