The Republic of Poetry: Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 17, 2008 - Poetry - 80 pages

The eighth collection by "the Pablo Neruda of North American authors" (Sandra Cisneros) was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

In his eighth collection of poems, Martín Espada celebrates the power of poetry itself. The Republic of Poetry is a place of odes and elegies, collective memory and hidden history, miraculous happenings and redemptive justice. Here poets return from the dead, visit in dreams, even rent a helicopter to drop poems on bookmarks.
 

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Contents

NOT HERE
7
BLACK ISLANDS
14
HAVE AN EEL IN MY HEART
20
GENERAL PINOCHET AT THE BOOKSTORE 25
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About the author (2008)

Martín Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator, including Vivas to Those Who Have Failed and Pulitzer finalist The Republic of Poetry. His many honors include the Ruth Lilly Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Born in Brooklyn, he now lives in western Massachusetts.

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