Agnes Scott College
Writers' Festival 2008
Martin Espada ---- Selected Bibliography
Picture downloaded from http://www.martinespada.net/ 3/4/08)
As part of Agnes Scott 2008 Spring Writers' Festival, Martin Espada, a poet, essayist, editor and translator will be reading form his works on March 27, 2008. He is one of the most accomplished poets and Sandra Cisneros named him "...the Pablo Neruda of North American authors.”
Much of his poetry arises from his Puerto Rican heritage and his work experiences, ranging from bouncer to tenant lawyer. Espada is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches creative writing, Latino poetry, and the work of Pablo Neruda. He has received numerous awards, including the Robert Creeley Award, the Antonia Pantoja Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and two NEA Fellowships.
In conjunction with the reading, we have compiled a bibliography consisting of books, journal articles, book revies and websites by and about Martin Espada.
Connolly, J.F., Espada, Martin, Philbrick, Charles H. & Philbrick, Deborah. Last summer, Providence, RI: Providence Athenaeum, 2006. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín. Alabanza: new and selected poems, 1982-2002, New York: W.W. Norton, c2003. PS3555.S53 A78
Espada, Martín. Crucifixion in the Plaza De Armas, Middlesbrough: Smokestack, 2008. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín. El Coro [electronic resource]: a chorus of Latino and Latina poetry, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, c1997. PS508.H57 C67 1997eb
Espada, Martín. For the Jim Crow Mexican Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts where my cousin Esteban was forbidden to wait tables because he wears dreadlocks, In Shange, Ntozake (ed.) The Beacon Best of 1999: creative writing by women and men of all colors, Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2000. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín. The immigrant iceboy's bolero, Maplewood, NJ: Waterfront Press, 1986. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martin. A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen: poems, W W Norton 2000. I copy on order for the library.
Espada, Martin. Poetry like bread: poets of the political imagination from Curbstone Press, Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press; East Haven, CT: Distributed in the U.S. by InBook, 1994. Available at DeKalb County Library and through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martin. The Puerto Rican dummy and the merciful son, In González, Ray (ed.) Muy macho:Latino men confront their manhood, New York: Anchor Books, 1996. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín. The republic of poetry, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., c2006. PS3555.S53 R47
Espada, Martín. Thanksgiving, In Mendoza, Louis Gerard & Shankar, Subramanian (eds.) Crossing into America: the new literature of immigration, New York: New Press: Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín. Trumpets from the islands of their eviction, Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, c1987. PS3555.S53 T7
Espada, Martín. Zapata's disciple: essays, Cambridge, MA: South End Press, c1998. PS3555.S53 Z36
Espada, Martín & Pérez-Bustillo, Camilo. Rebellion is the circle of a lover's hands = Rebelión es el giro de manos del amante, Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press; New York: Distributed by Talman, 1990. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Espada, Martín & Randall, James. Poems and stories, Boston, MA: Emerson College, 2005. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
McGrath, Leslie, Espada, Martin, Philbrick, Charles H. & Philbrick, Deborah. Toward anguish, Providence, RI: Providence Athenaeum, 2007.
Soto Vélez, Clemente. The blood that keeps singing = La sangre que signe cantando: selected poems of Clemente Soto Vélez, translated by/traducción de Martín Espada and Camilo Pérez-Bustillo. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press; East Haven, CT: Distributed by InBook, 1991.
Journal Articles and Book Reviews
Espada, Martín. All things censored. (cover story). Progressive, Jul97, 61 (7)
Espada, Martín. City of coughing and dead radiators. Kenyon Review, Fall91, 13 (4)
Espada, Martín.En la calle San Sebastián. Ploughshares, Spring2002, 28 (1)
Espada, Martín. Inheritance of waterfalls and sharks. Ploughshares, Spring2002, 28 (1)
Espada, Martín. Not here. Progressive, Sep2005, 69 (9)
Espada, Martín. The poet's coat. Ploughshares, Winter2004/2005, 30 (4)
Espada, Martín. Rain without rain. Callaloo, Winter2007, 30 (1)
Espada, Martín. The river will not testify. Southwest Review, 2000 Special Issue, 85 (3)
Espada, Martín. Sing in the voice of a god even atheists can hear (Poem). Legal Studies Forum, 2004, 28 (1/2)
Espada, Martín. Something escapes the bonfire. Callaloo, Winter2007, 30 (1)
Espada, Martin. ¿Viva Puerto Rico gratis?: the painful patience of a colony at the close of the twentieth century. Centro Journal, Fall1999, 11 (1)
Espada, Martín. Viva Vieques! Progressive, Jul2000, 64 (7)
Espada, Martín. You got a song, man. Massachusetts Review, Sep2005, 46 (3)
Lynch, Doris. The Republic of Poetry. Library Journal, 11/15/2006, 131 (19)
Olson, Ray. Alabanza (Book). Booklist, 4/1/2003, 99 (15)
Olszewski, Lawrence. Rebellion Is the circle of a lover's hands (Book). Library Journal, 10/1/90, 115 (16)
Ratner, Rochelle. Now the dead will dance the Mambo. Library Journal, 5/1/2005, 130 (8)
Stanford, Michael. The cyclopean eye, the courtly game, admissions against interest: five modern American lawyer poets. Legal Studies Forum, 2006, 30 (1/2)
About the poet - http://www.martinespada.net/
Links to sample poems by Martin Espada - http://www.martinespada.net/Poems.html
Modern American Poetry: Martin Espada - http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/espada/espada.htm
Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Martín Espada - http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/246