Martín Espada | Poetry reading and discussion

Cultural Event Opportunity

The University of Denver (DU) Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) proudly presents

Martín Espada

Thursday, April 8, 2010
7:00 pm – Reading & Discussion, Reception to follow.
Craig Hall Community Room,University of Denver
2148 South High Street, Denver, Colorado
FREE & Open to the Public

Called “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” Puerto Rican poet from New York Martín Espada has published seventeen books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His poetry emerges from a life devoted to honing the powerof the word in the belief that “Poets have always embraced and articulated a ‘culture of conscience.’” Whether he writes about the experience of the immigrant, the war veteran, dictatorship, human rights, or the everyday life of a woman in New York, his poetry is a dialogue within and across national and transnational realities. His collection The Republic of Poetry received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His poems have appeared in the The New York, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation and The Best American Poetry and have been translated into ten languages.

More information on Martín Espada is available on his website and at The Poetry Foundation website