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.
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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