The Republic of Poetry by Martín Espada

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

In his eighth collection of poems, Martín Espada celebrates the power of poetry itself. The Republic of Poetry 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.

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Martín Espada's The Republic of Poetry was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Published April 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 79 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A wake-up call for the body politic, and Martín Espada will hit you where you live.

Mar 09 2007 | Read Full Review of The Republic of Poetry: Poems

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