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Martín Espada

Autor(a) de Poetry Like Bread

25+ Works 829 Membros 8 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Martin Espada is the winner of an American Book Award & a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided)
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Obras por Martín Espada

Poetry Like Bread (1994) 113 exemplares
Imagine the Angels of Bread: Poems (1996) 101 exemplares
The Republic of Poetry: Poems (2006) 78 exemplares
Zapata's Disciple: Essays (1998) 57 exemplares
Floaters: Poems (2021) 40 exemplares
The Trouble Ball: Poems (2011) 35 exemplares

Associated Works

Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Cool Salsa (1994) — Contribuidor — 302 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Muy Macho (1996) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (2014) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Touching the Fire: Fifteen Poets of Today's Latino Renaissance (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Stonecoast Review, Issue 2: Spring 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This is such a beautiful tribute to those who fight. I am also impressed by how well they work both individually and as a collection.
Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
Martín Espada's Floaters is a remarkable collection of prose poems, simultaneously dark and hopeful. Some of the floaters are bodies, friends he's lost. He unspools memory after memory, giving readers a sense of the person who was and the loss that remains. Again and again as I read, I found myself reading lines aloud to those around me, Espada's gift for choose the unexpected, but apt, description and his ability to create juxtapositions that illuminates corners we didn't know existed are stunning.… (mais)
Sarah-Hope | Apr 7, 2021 |
Ringing with tones of fable and of history, this collection is Espada at his best. While each poem is itself a graceful story with clear images and accessible language, each poem is also only a small part of the larger collection that comes together as a focused exploration of various events and persons of Latin America. Whether readers are familiar with Espada's inspirations or not, however, they'll find that the stories and emotions set up here are well worth exploring. Espada is a master at focusing his language and poetics in such a tight and lyrical manner as to reach even the most cynical reader, whether that reader might regularly enjoy poetry or not. Simply, this is a collection for anyone with an interest in poetry, in events and persons written into literature, or simply with an interest in beautiful words and literature. Absolutely recommended for any reader. This will stand as one of my favorite poetry collections of all time.… (mais)
whitewavedarling | May 20, 2013 |
Decent, not spectacular. Not sure why there's a glossary included; pretty much all the Spanish is clear in context.

cricketbats | Apr 18, 2013 |


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