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An Evening with Martín Espada

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Join us for our virtual poetry reading with Martín Espada presented by the AACC World Languages department.

Martín Espada has published more than 20 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His new book of poems from Norton is called “Floaters.” Other books of poems include “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed” (2016), “The Trouble Ball” (2011), “The Republic of Poetry” (2006) and “Alabanza” (2003). He is the editor of What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (2019). He has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Republic of Poetry was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The title poem of his collection Alabanza, about 9/11, has been widely anthologized and performed. His book of essays and poems, Zapata’s Disciple (1998), was banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican American Studies Program outlawed by Arizona, and reissued by Northwestern. A former tenant lawyer in Greater Boston, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Hear from Espada in our virtual poetry reading. This event is hosted by AACC's World Languages department.

Register now.

If you have any questions, email Dawn at dmmeissner@aacc.edu