Friday, August 13, 2010


Martín Espada interview

Poet Martín Espada is interviewed by Wendy Vardaman in the website of Verse Wisconsin: Espada talks about his experiences as a student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; the jobs he has had; his ideas about working-class poetry and politically explicit poetry; the importance of bringing poetry into the larger world, and of writing poetry that communicates, that says something useful; among much else. A great interview.

The interview is here. It also includes YouTube videos of Espada reading a couple of his poems.

The main page of Verse Wisconsin is here.

I've written about Martín Espada's book of poems The Republic of Poetry previously in this blog, here.

Martin Espada's website is here.

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