Synopses & Reviews
In his sixth collection, American Book Award winner Martín Espada has created a poetic mural. There are conquerors, slaves, and rebels from Caribbean history; the "Mayan astronomer" calmly smoking a cigarette in the middle of a New York tenement fire; a nun staging a White House vigil to protest her torture; a man on death row mourning the loss of his books; and even Carmen Miranda.
"Martín Espada ....forges a new poetic language."--Dennis Loy Johnson,
About the Author
Martín Espada has received a Shelley Memorial Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, among other honors. A professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Espada lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.