Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Martin Espada to lead Acentos Writers Workshop

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Acentos Writers Workshop welcomes Martin Espada to Eugenio MarĂ­a de Hostos Community College
Savoy Building, 120 East 149th Street, corner of Walton Ave, Multipurpose Room, Second Floor
7 p.m. Friday, May 8

Martin Espada is known as "the Latino poet of his generation" and "the Pablo Neruda of North American author." Born in Brooklyn, he has published 16 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator, including two collections of poems last year: Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas (Smokestack, 2008), released in England, and La Tumba de Buenaventura Roig (Terranova, 2008), a bilingual edition published in Puerto Rico. The Republic of Poetry, a collection of poems published by Norton in 2006, received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has received numerous awards and fellowships. He has also published a collection of essays, edited two anthologies and released an audiobook of poetry. His work has been translated into 10 languages. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is now a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches creative writing and the work of Pablo Neruda.

Espada will facilitate the two hour poetry workshop.

You must register to attend. E-mail Fish@louderarts.com.

source: Acentos

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