The Republic of Poetry

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The Republic of Poetry

By Martin Espada

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393331400, 63pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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.

About the Author
Martin Espada has received the Shelley Memorial Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.