Catalog Number: 20050921, 20050406
In this public poetry reading, Martín Espada, a tenant lawyer-turned-poet reads from his collection Alabanza: New and Selected Poems (1982-2002), named a notable book of 2004 by the American Library Association. The winner of the 2004 Patterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, Espada shares work that touches on his lifelong themes of correcting social injustice and exposing the plight of poor Hispanics, while celebrating his Puerto Rican heritage. He also reads from his 1997 work, Imagine the Angels of Bread.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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