Arts@UNH Presents Poetry Reading by Martín Espada

Arts@UNH Presents Poetry Reading by Martín Espada

Poet, essayist, editor, translator and attorney Martín Espada is called “the Latino poet of his generation.”
A New York native, Espada has published more than 15 books. He will be presenting his work as part of the Arts@UNH program on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The program will take place in the Alumni Lounge in Bartels Hall.

Espada’s latest collection of poems, The Trouble Ball, received the Milt Kessler Award, a Massachusetts Book Award and an International Latino Book Award. The Republic of Poetry, a collection published in 2006, received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

One of his previous books of poems, Imagine the Angels of Bread, won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Espada has been honored with the Robert Creeley Award and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, and he has earned a PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. His work has been widely translated, and collections of his poems have been published in Spain, Puerto Rico and Chile.

His book of essays, Zapata’s Disciple, has been banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican-American Studies Program outlawed by the state of Arizona.

A graduate of Northeastern University Law School and a former tenant lawyer, Espada is an English professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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