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By Martín Espada
Added: Monday, June 22, 2015  /  Martín Espada performs the poem "Alabanza" at the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness which took place at the Bell Multicultural High School in Washington D. C.
Martín Espada

Martín Espada has published more than fifteen books. His latest book of poems, The Trouble Ball (Norton), received the Milt Kessler Award, a Massachusetts Book Award and an International Latino Book Award. His previous collection, The Republic of Poetry (Norton) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  The title poem of his collection Alabanza (Norton), about 9/11, has been widely anthologized and performed. His book of essays, Zapata’s Disciple (South End), was banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican-American Studies Program outlawed by the state of Arizona. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Shelley Memorial Award, Espada teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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