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Espada, Martín 1957-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 8,761 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Posters  Music  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Performer, Translator
Classifications: PS3555.S53, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martín Espada
Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002 by Martn Espada( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 684 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 republic of poetry by Martn Espada( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 614 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( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 601 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
El coro : a chorus of Latino and Latina poetry( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 575 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 Vlez( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 518 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
City of coughing and dead radiators : poems by Martn Espada( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espanda'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 Martn Espada( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 446 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 Martn Espada( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble ball : poems by Martn Espada( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Martín Espada that explores the injustices of the world and the tragedy of discrimination
The immigrant iceboy's bolero by Martn Espada( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 81 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
Crucifixion in the Plaza De Armas : poems by Martn Espada( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 47 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
Concord, Massachusetts history & historic sites( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and sites of Concord and the surrounding area from its settlement in the early 1600's to the present day
The meaning of the shovel by Martn Espada( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His hands were gentle : selected lyrics of Víctor Jara by Vctor Jara( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tumba de Buenaventura Roig : selected poems / poemas selectos by Martn Espada( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in the struggle for freedom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the role of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, an international force which assembled to aid Spain during the Spanish Civil War with special emphasis on the poetry, music and posters which were developed to support the struggle for freedom
 
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Alabanza : new and selected poems, 1982-2002
Alternative Names
Espada, Martin

Martn Espada Peurto Rican poet

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Imagine the angels of bread : poemsThe republic of poetryPoetry like bread : poets of the political imagination from Curbstone PressEl 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 : poems