Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19970916
The author of five books of poetry, Martín Espada's collection, Imagine the Angels of Bread won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and was also nominated for the National Book Critics' Circle Award as one of the best books of poetry in 1996. In this interview, he reads from this work and talks about his life as lawyer-turned-poet and how activism is also a part of his art.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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