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Martín Espada

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140919, 20140404

In the first half of Park University's 2013 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Martín Espada begins by taking us to Puerto Rico with a poem from his 2003 book, Alabanza: New and Selected Poems and then shares works from his 2012 International Latino Book Award-winning collection The Trouble Ball, which also won the Massachusetts Book Award and the Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. He reads with his signature rhythmic chant and talks about his Puerto-Rican father and his childhood in Brooklyn, as well as poetic inspirations from Pablo Neruda and Omar Khayyam. For more on the Rubaiyat Collection mentioned in the program, visit the Diastole website.

| Subject Matter: Immigration, History, Rhythmic Reading | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Milt Kessler Award, Massachusetts Book Award, International Latino Book Award, Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, American Book Award |

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