The Republic of Poetry (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 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.