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Martin Espada

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American Icons: Leaves of Grass

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walt Whitman set out to invent a radically new form of poetry for a new nation. His book was first viewed as bizarre and obscene — one reviewer said that the author should be publicly flogged. But revising and adding to the book until his death, Whitman accomplished his goal, creating a new Bible for American poets.

Slideshow: The changing editions of Leaves of Grass

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Poetry Month: Martin Espada

Thursday, April 14, 2011

In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be speaking with different poets throughout the month of April. This week Martin Espada, poet and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of The Trouble Ball: Poems, talks about connecting the personal and the political through his poetry.

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Bonus Track: More Poetry

Friday, July 25, 2008

Martín Espada and Marilyn Nelson read their work.

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