Imagine the Angels of Bread
By (author) Martin Espada
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Imagine the Angels of Bread by Martin Espada
Book DescriptionCombining the personal with the political in his fifth collection, Martin Espada celebrates the bread of the imagination, the bread of the table, and the bread of justice. The heart of the collection is a series of autobiographical poems recalling family, school, neighborhood, and work experiences-from bouncer to tenant lawyer. There are moments of revelation and political transcendence here, which culminate in an elegy for the Puerto Rican poet Clemente Soto Velez, imprisoned for his advocacy of independence for Puerto Rico.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393316865
(208mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martin Espada
Necessary Poetics of Atheism, Paperback / softback (October 2016)
"The Necessary Poetics of Atheism" collects poems and essays by three award-winning contemporary poets who demonstrate how atheism informs their poetics: as "a vehicle of political protest" (Martin Espada), as a form of secular activism (Lauren Marie Schmidt) and as an aesthetic confrontation of a theistic worldview (J. D. Schraffenberger)."
Zapata's Disciple, Paperback (September 2016)
This new edition of Zapata s Disciple, which won the 1999 Independent Publisher Book Award for Creative Nonfiction/Memoir, opens with a new essay on this history of censorship and continues Espada s lifelong fight for freedom of expression."
Vivas to Those Who Have Failed, Hardback (February 2016)
Award-winning poet Martin Espada gives voice to the spirit of endurance in the face of loss.
Meaning of the Shovel, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Martin Espada
"The Meaning of the Shovel brings together, for the first time, all of Espada's poems about work, including several previously unpublished poems."--Page 4 of cover.
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Author Biography - Martin Espada
Martin Espada has received the Shelley Memorial Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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