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Espada, Martín 1957-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 11,158 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Political poetry  Sources  Documentary films  Essays  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Performer, Translator
Classifications: PS3555.S53, 811.54
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El coro : a chorus of Latino and Latina poetry by Martín Espada( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the poets are former farm workers and gang members, a practicing physician, an ex-tenant lawyer, two professional chefs, and a Vietnam veteran. One poet was a political prisoner for six years; another staged a famous hunger strike; still another was indicted for her work with Central American refugees. In many ways this collection of poets comprises a chorus. Their song humanizes in the face of dehumanization
Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002 by Martín Espada( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written by Martin Espada between 1982 and 2002
Imagine the angels of bread : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the personal with the political in his fifth collection of poems, Martin Espada celebrates the bread of the imagination, the bread of the table, and the bread of justice. The heart of the collection is a series of autobiographical poems, recalling family, school, neighborhood, and work experiences - from bouncer to tenant lawyer. There are moments of revelation here, digging latrines in Nicaragua or dealing with the life-threatening illness of an infant son. Other poems embrace themes of political persecution and transcendence; the cast of characters includes a friend from Chile who talked his way out of being shot by a firing squad. The culminating poem of the collection is an elegy for the Puerto Rican poet Clemente Soto Velez, imprisoned for his advocacy of independence for Puerto Rico: "Hands Without Irons Become Dragonflies."
The people speak( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at social change throughout history, as seen through music, poetry, speeches, and more. Features interviews from activists and artists such as Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, John Legend, Marisa Tomei, and many more
The republic of poetry by Martín Espada( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heart of this collection is a cycle of Chile poems by the poet Sandra Cisneros called 'the Pablo Neruda of North American authors.' In his eighth collection of poems, Espada celebrates the power of poetry itself. This book is a place of odes and elegies, collective memory and hidden history, miraculous happenings and redemptive justice. Here poets return from the dead, visit in dreams, even rent a helicopter to drop poems on bookmarks"--
Poetry like bread : poets of the political imagination from Curbstone Press by Hugh Blumenfeld( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of political poems by 33 poets from around the world. They write on war, poverty and hunger, as well as love of fellow man and the loneliness of revolutionary life
City of coughing and dead radiators : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espada's poems range from his childhood in Brooklyn to Puerto Rico and the struggle of Latinos in the United States
Rebellion is the circle of a lover's hands = Rebelión es el giro de manos del amante by Martín Espada( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood that keeps singing = La sangre que sigue cantando : selected poems of Clemente Soto Vélez by Clemente Soto Vélez( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velez, the most prominent of Puerto Rico's Independista poets, writes in the tradition of Neruda, with powerful, passionate, social visionary and surrealist poetic vision ... --Curbstone Press
A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his sixth collection, American Book Award winner Martin Espada has created a poetic mural. There are conquerors, slaves, and rebels from Caribbean history; the "Mayan astronomer" calmly smoking a cigarette in the middle of a New York tenement fire; a nun staging a White House vigil to protest her torture; a man on death row mourning the loss of his books; and even Carmen Miranda
Zapata's disciple : essays by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ferocious acumen with which the award-winning poet Martín Espada attacks issues of social injustice in Zapata's Disciple makes it no surprise that the book has been the subject of bans in both Arizona and Texas, targeted for its presence in the Mexican American Studies curriculum of Tucson's schools and for its potential to incite a riot among Texas prison populations. This new edition of Zapata's Disciple, which won the 1999 Independent Publisher Book Award for Essay / Creative Nonfiction, opens with an introduction in which the author chronicles this history of censorship and continues his lifelong fight for freedom of expression. A dozen of Espada's poems, tender and wry as they are powerful, interweave with essays that address the denigration of the Spanish language by American cultural arbiters, castigate Nike for the exploitation of its workers, reflect upon National Public Radio's censorship of Espada's poem about Mumia Abu-Jamal, and more. Zapata's Disciple is a potent assault on the continued marginalization of Latinos and other poor and working-class citizens in American society, and the collection breathes with a revolutionary zeal that is as relevant now as when it was first published." -- Publisher's description
Trumpets from the islands of their eviction by Martín Espada( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble ball : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Martín Espada that explores the injustices of the world and the tragedy of discrimination
Vivas to those who have failed : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this powerful new collection of poems, Martín Espada articulates the transcendent vision of another, possible world. and gives voice to the spirit of endurance in the face of loss."--
The kiss : intimacies from writers by Brian Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing."--Jacket
The immigrant iceboy's bolero by Martín Espada( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now the dead will dance the Mambo : the poems of by Martín Espada( Recording )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems written and performed by Latino poet Martín Espada, many of which arise from his Puerto Rican heritage and his work experiences
The meaning of the shovel by Martín Espada( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucifixion in the Plaza De Armas : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas is a collection of Martin Espada's Puerto Rico poems. Espada means 'sword' in Spanish, and the poet contemplates the meanings of his name for conquerors and rebels over the centuries. He writes of colonialism and the movement for independence, from the Ponce Massacre to the epic life of Clemente Soto Velez, a poet imprisoned for 'seditious conspiracy.' Espada also creates a narrative of family, searching the mountains for the grave of his great-grandfather or bearing witness to the struggles of his cousins to survive. These poems insist on the details that give history a human face and resistance a human voice, finding transcendence in the music of African slaves, in the caves where spirits dwell, even in the miraculous mop of a janitor."--Jacket
His hands were gentle : selected lyrics of Víctor Jara by Víctor Jara( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002
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Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002Imagine the angels of bread : poemsThe republic of poetryPoetry like bread : poets of the political imagination from Curbstone PressCity of coughing and dead radiators : poemsRebellion is the circle of a lover's hands = Rebelión es el giro de manos del amanteThe blood that keeps singing = La sangre que sigue cantando : selected poems of Clemente Soto VélezA Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems
Alternative Names
Espada, Martin

Martín Espada Amerikaans dichter

Martín Espada Peurto Rican poet

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