SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Martin Espada on April 12

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SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Martin Espada on April 12

Forum Held as Part of the Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series

SUNY Ulster Hosts Forum with Poet Martín Espada on April 12

Forum Held as Part of the Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series

April 4, 2018 - Stone Ridge, NY – SUNY Ulster will host a forum with poet and essayist Martín Espada on Thursday, April 12, from 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the College Lounge. The event will be moderated by Dolores Quiles, SUNY Ulster Professor of English. The main topic of discussion will be an exploration of poetry’s power to activate and energize the intangible in life. This event is held as part of SUNY Ulster’s Annual Ellen Robbins Poetry Series.

Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), Alabanza (2003), A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen (2000), Imagine the Angels of Bread (1996), City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (1993) and Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover’s Hands (1990). His poetry often involves the experiences of working class citizens and immigrants in America, particularly those from a Hispanic background.

Espada has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, an International Latino Book Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His book, The Republic of Poetry, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

For more information, call (845) 687-5262.

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