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November 9, 2022

IN-PERSON: Martín Espada, National Book Award Winner

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Writers House

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Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund

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Martín Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest book of poems is called Floaters, winner of the 2021 National Book Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Other books of poems include Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016), The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), Alabanza (2003) and Imagine the Angels of Bread (1996). He is the editor of What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (2019). He has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, a Letras Boricuas Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Republic of Poetry was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Made possible by the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.

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