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Contribute to José Gouveia’s Cancer Recovery and Honor a Generous Spirit December 2, 2013: Our friends at Split This Rock are collecting funds in support of José Gouveia: an important member of the poetry community on Cape Cod who is battling cancer, again! Martín Espada--a poet, essayist, and a good friend of José--has contributed a poem to the Split This Rock Foundation's blog. In addition to collecting contributions for [...] by

Martín Espada in Coversation with Bill Moyers February 21, 2013: If you didn't find your way over to check out Martín Espada chatting with Bill Moyers last week, now is your chance to do so. They talk about poetry and dignity, Playboy vs the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, activism, and more. Espada reads his poems “The Poet’s Son Watches His Father Leave for Another Gig,” “The Playboy Calendar and the [...] by

Martin Espada Speaks on Puerto Rican Poets in NYC June 22, 2012: Ploughshares blogger James Tolan reports back after hearing poet Martín Espada speak about the history Puerto Rico and its poets. At the Poets House in New York City, Espada praised the courage of Julia de Burgos, Clemente Soto Vélez , and others, explaining poetry’s role in Puerto Rico’s dream of independence. In his early [...] by

Some Thoughts on Martín Espada’s The Lover of a Subversive is Also a Subversive April 16, 2011: [As a Filipino American author, one of my ongoing complaints is that it feels like Filipino American literary scholars are behind on the community's literary output. Something I've been experiencing frequently when educators teach Poeta en San Francisco, as a local Filipina educator did for her Filipino American narratives course in Ethnic [...] by

AWP: Some Thoughts 1 April 12, 2010: It’d been six years since my last visit to AWP. This is not a confession. I had a strange time back then, adrift, inadequate feeling. You know, not feeling that I’d done enough, that I wasn’t pulling my own weight as a poet in the world. This is another way of saying that at that point in my career, I was so dependent upon the [...] by