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Poets' Favorite Movies

Martín Espada

A dozen favorite films (in no particular order):

Il Postino
La Strada
The Third Man
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Return of Martin Guerre
The Grapes of Wrath
Rashomon
Reds
1900
Burn!
The Hour of the Pig


Sandra Cisneros says, "Martín Espada is the Pablo Neruda of North American authors." Espada has published thirteen books as a poet, editor and translator. His eighth book of poems is called The Republic of Poetry, just released by W.W. Norton. His last collection, Alabanza: New and Selected Poems (1982-2002), was published by Norton in 2003, received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was named an American Library Association Notable Book of the year. An earlier book, Imagine the Angels of Bread (Norton, 1996), won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, and The Best American Poetry. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches creative writing and the work of Pablo Neruda.

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Speechless Spring 2007
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