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Espada, Martín 1957-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 188 publications in 3 languages and 9,884 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sources  Documentary films  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Signer, Translator
Classifications: PS3555.S53, 811.54
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Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002 by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written by Martin Espada between 1982 and 2002
The people speak( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 667 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 611 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"--
Imagine the angels of bread : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 580 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."
El coro : a chorus of Latino and Latina poetry by Martín Espada( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 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
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 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of coughing and dead radiators : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 494 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 )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 438 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 )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry like bread : poets of the political imagination from Curbstone Press( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 379 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
The trouble ball : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Martín Espada that explores the injustices of the world and the tragedy of discrimination
Poetry like bread : poets of the political imagination from Curbstone Press( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 217 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
Vivas to those who have failed : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 197 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."--
Trumpets from the islands of their eviction by Martín Espada( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trumpets from the islands of their eviction by Martín Espada( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immigrant iceboy's bolero by Martín Espada( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine the angels of bread : poems by Martín Espada( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a series of autobiographical poems recalling family, school, neighborhood, and work experiences--wherein Espada celebrates the bread of the imagination, the bread of the table, and the bread of justice
Now the dead will dance the Mambo : the poems of by Martín Espada( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 74 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002
Alternative Names
Espada, Martin

Martín Espada Amerikaans dichter

Martín Espada Peurto Rican poet

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The republic of poetryImagine the angels of bread : poemsEl coro : a chorus of Latino and Latina poetryThe blood that keeps singing = La sangre que sigue cantando : selected poems of Clemente Soto VélezCity of coughing and dead radiators : poemsRebellion is the circle of a lover's hands = Rebelión es el giro de manos del amanteA Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poemsZapata's disciple : essays