Imagine the Angels of Bread: Poems

Imagine the Angels of Bread: Poems

by Martin Espada
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393316866

ISBN-13: 9780393316865

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Don't let this book pass you by!"—Library Journal
Combining the personal with the political in his fifth collection, Martín 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

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"Don't let this book pass you by!"—Library Journal
Combining the personal with the political in his fifth collection, Martín 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393316865
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
1,002,056
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Trembling Puppet23
Public School 190, Brooklyn 196325
The Sign in My Father's Hands26
The Owl and the Lightning28
Cada puerco tiene su sabado30
Beloved Spic32
The Pinata Painted with a Face like Mine33
Rednecks35
The Hearse Driver37
The Foreman's Wallet39
Do Not Put Dead Monkeys in the Freezer41
The Bouncer's Confession43
Soliloquy in Gunpoint45
Four Sandwiches46
My Cockroach Lover48
My Twenty-Fifth Year Amazed the Astrologers49
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Food Stamps51
The Meaning of the Shovel53
The Chair in the Dragon's Mouth55
Thieves of Light57
Offerings to an Ulcerated God60
My Native Costume62
Her Toolbox63
When the Leather Is a Whip65
Because Clemente Means Merciful66
The Prisoners of Saint Lawrence68
The Man Who Beat Hemingway69
Rain Delay: Toledo Mud Hens, July 8, 199471
All the People Who Are Now Red Trees75
Sleeping on the Bus77
The Fugitive Poets of Fenway Park79
The Good Liar Meets His Executioners82
Author's Note: Sing in the Voice of a God Even Atheists Can Hear86
Sing in the Voice of a God Even Atheists Can Hear87
Governor Wilson of California Talks in His Sleep90
Huelga91
Author's Note: Hands Without Irons Become Dragonflies92
Hands Without Irons Become Dragonflies93
Glossary103
Biographical Note107

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