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Poet Martin Espada to Read on Campus Thursday
Martin Espada—poet, editor, essayist, and translator—will be on the University of Hartford campus on Thursday, March 21, to read from his poems. This event will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. It will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Espada has published 17 books. 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. An earlier book of poems, Imagine the Angels of Bread (Norton, 1996), won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other books of poetry include A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen (Norton, 2000), City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (Norton, 1993), and Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover’s Hands (Curbstone, 1990).
He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the American Book Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the Charity Randall Citation, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. His poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, and The Best American Poetry.
This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Grossberg at ext. 4944 or Grossberg@hartford.edu.