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Imagine the Angels of Bread

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Imagine the Angels of Bread

Poems

By Martin Espada

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393316865, 107pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 1997

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Combining the personal with the political in his fifth collection, Martin Espada celebrates the bread of the imagination, the bread of the table, and the bread of justice. The heart of the collection is a series of autobiographical poems recalling family, school, neighborhood, and work experiences-from bouncer to tenant lawyer. There are moments of revelation and political transcendence here, which culminate in an elegy for the Puerto Rican poet Clemente Soto Velez, imprisoned for his advocacy of independence for Puerto Rico.
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