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Author of "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed," Martín Espada

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Author of "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed," Martín Espada Thursday, September 20, 6 pm Green Drawing Room, Main Espada has published almost 20 books as a poet, editor, essayist, and translator. His latest collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed . Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball , The Republic of Poetry , and Alabanza . His many honors include the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, and an American Book Award. The Republic of Poetry was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The title poem of Alabanza , about 9/11, has been widely anthologized and performed. Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Q & A: Friday, September 21, 11 am, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

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Author of "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed," Martín Espada