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Martín Espada on Remembering the Mass Shooting in El Paso

Yesterday was the third anniversary of the 2019 shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that left 23 dead and 23 injured. The shooter was a far-right extremist and white nationalist who told police he was targeting Mexicans. For today’s show, Thursday host Allen Ruff reflects on this sobering...
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Poet Martín Espada on the 3rd Anniversary of the El Paso Massacre

Our local hero, UMass Professor, National Book Award Winning poet, Martín Espada, reflects poetically on the third anniversary of the horrible Wal-Mart shooting of Latinos in El Paso. More Monte Belmonte. 1 day ago in Entertainment, Music. Beyoncé to remove offensive word from new song. Beyoncé is removing...
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Acclaimed Poet and Professor Martín Espada to Deliver Reading on May 2

AMHERST, Mass.— The University of Massachusetts Amherst English Department presents a reading by acclaimed poet and professor Martín Espada on Monday, May 2, at 5 p.m. at Old Chapel. Espada will read from his award-winning collection “Floaters,” which won the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry and was...
AMHERST, MA
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Martín Espada uses poetry as a form of advocacy

In New England, the road oft taken is poetry. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost are just a few of the innumerable poets from these parts. Cambridge alone is populated with a U.S. Poet Laureate and a Nobel Laureate. To...
CAMBRIDGE, MA
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Martín Espada at home in Shelburne Falls

The new National Book Award winning poet in his new home in Shelburne Falls talks with Monte and reads from the award-winning book Floaters. You can hear him read in person Friday April 8th in his new hometown.
SHELBURNE FALLS, MA
Boston Globe

Martín Espada: stacks of books, from poetry to photography

Poet Martín Espada has won many awards over his long career but not a National Book Award until this fall. Espada took home the prize for his 2021 collection, “Floaters,” which takes its title from the heartless term some Border Agents call migrants who have drowned while trying to cross into the United States. The Brooklyn native worked as a tenant lawyer in Boston representing the city’s Hispanic community until he became a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He lives in Shelburne with his wife.
BOSTON, MA
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An Hour of Poetry with National Book Award–Winner Martín Espada

Last month, poet Martín Espada won a 2021 National Book Award for his collection Floaters. According to the judges, “These poems remind us of the power of observation, of seeing everything—what’s in front of us, what’s behind us both in memory and in heritage, and what we can only imagine—believing all are worthy of song, all are worthy of taking seriously within our song. This is a collection that is vital for our times and will be vital for those in the future, trying to make sense of today.”
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‘I’m still stunned’: UMass poet and professor Martín Espada wins National Book Award

AMHERST — It was an announcement that left him “stunned,” by his own account, and almost speechless, but also deeply honored: winning a National Book Award. Martín Espada, a poet and longtime professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has won the 2021 National Book Award in poetry for his most recent collection, “Floaters,” which among other things takes a hard look at the fraught battle over immigration, including the harsh anti-immigration rhetoric that has often been part of the U.S. experience.
AMHERST, MA
Daily Hampshire Gazette

‘I’m still stunned’: UMass poet and professor Martín Espada wins National Book Award

AMHERST — It was an announcement that left him “stunned,” by his own account, and almost speechless, but also deeply honored: winning a National Book Award. Martín Espada, a poet and longtime professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has won the 2021 National Book Award in poetry for his most recent collection, “Floaters,” which among other things takes a hard look at the fraught battle over immigration, including the harsh anti-immigration rhetoric that has often been part of the U.S. experience.
AMHERST, MA