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Martín Espada

Martín Espada is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Republic of Poetry and, most recently, Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. His many honors include the Ruth Lilly Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

Awards

Books by Martín Espada

  1. Book CoverAlabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002


    "An astonishing collection of political poetry at its finest."—The Progressive, Favorite Books of 2004More

  2. Book CoverCity of Coughing and Dead Radiators


    "With this fine new collection," says Library Journal, Martín Espada "joins the top ranks of poets anywhere"; in the words of Earl Shorris, he is "well on his way to becoming the Latino poet of his generation."More

  3. Book CoverImagine the Angels of Bread: Poems


    "Don't let this book pass you by!"—Library JournalMore

  4. Book CoverA Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen: Poems


    "Martín Espada ....forges a new poetic language."—Dennis Loy Johnson, Pittsburgh TribuneMore

  5. Book CoverThe Republic of Poetry: Poems


    The eighth collection by "the Pablo Neruda of North American authors" (Sandra Cisneros) was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.More

  6. Book CoverThe Trouble Ball: Poems


    “[An] important work . . . inspiring its readers to greater human connection and to keep fighting the good fight.”—The RumpusMore

  7. Book CoverVivas to Those Who Have Failed: Poems


    Award-winning poet Martín Espada gives voice to the spirit of endurance in the face of loss.More