The Republic of Poetry

The Republic of Poetry

By Martin Espada

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393062564, 63pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

Description
In his eighth collection of poems, Martin 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.