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The trouble ball : poems

Author: Martín Espada
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of poems by Martín Espada that explores the injustices of the world and the tragedy of discrimination.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martín Espada
ISBN: 9780393080032 039308003X
OCLC Number: 667873427
Description: 66 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The trouble ball --
The trouble ball --
Blessed be the truth-tellers --
The spider and the angel --
People like us are dangerous --
A traveling salesman in the gardens of Paradise --
My heart kicked like a mouse in a paper bag --
The hole in the bathroom ceiling --
His hands have learned what cannot be taught --
The poet's son watches his father leave for another gig --
Isabel's corrido --
Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez have been deported, leaving six children behind with the neighbors --
The rowboat --
The swimming pool at Villa Grimaldi --
The buried book of Jorge Montealegre --
Blasphemy --
The Playboy calendar and the Rubdiyat of Omar Khayyam --
Blasphemy --
Epiphany --
Like a word that somersaults through the air --
How to read Ezra Pound --
Walking --
Visions of the chapel ceiling in Guadalajara --
The day we buried you in the park --
Instructions on the disposal of my remains --
Litany at the tomb of Frederick Douglass.
Responsibility: Martín Espada.

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"[Espada is] a bridge between Whitman and Neruda, a conscientious objector in the war of silence." Ilan Stavans  Read more...

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