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Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002

Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002
Author: Martín Espada
ISBN 13: 9780393326215
ISBN 10: 393326217
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2004-11-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $16.95

"An astonishing collection of political poetry at its finest."—The Progressive, Favorite Books of 2004

The New York Times

The Spanish title of Martín Espada's new book means ''praise,'' and indeed the tone of his uncompromising political poetry is often distinctively expansive and humanistic. Drawing from six previous collections with titles that sound like wry magic realist novels -- from The Immigrant Iceboy's Bolero (1982) to A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen (2000) -- Alabanza assembles a poetry of witness for Latin Americans suffering from everyday and endemic injustices (though Native Americans and even Irish potato famine victims also get their due). — Megan Harlan