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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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