A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen


Martín Espada (Author, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)


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

In his sixth collection, American Book Award winner Martín 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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32168-5
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 88 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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