Imagine the Angels of Bread


Martín Espada (Author, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)


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

Combining the personal with the political in his fifth collection, Martín 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 and political transcendence here, which culminate in an elegy for the Puerto Rican poet Clemente Soto Velez, imprisoned for his advocacy of independence for Puerto Rico.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • November 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31686-5
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 112 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Martín Espada is well on his way to becoming the Latino poet of his generation.” — Earl Shorris

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