The Trouble Ball - Martin Espada
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
Martin Espada, widely recognized as “the Latino poet of his generation,” joins Angela Elam from New Letters on the Air for a reading and discussion based on his most recent collection of poems, The Trouble Ball, winner of the Milt Kessler Award, a Massachusetts Book Award, and an International Latino Book Award.
A former tenant lawyer, Espada is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Among his books are The Republic of Poetry (recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Imagine the Angels of Bread (winner of an American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and City of Coughing and Dead Radiators.
This event is co-sponsored by Park University.