Elms College Presents a Poetry Reading by Martín Espada

Join us in-person and virtually for a poetry reading by 2021 National Book Award winner, Martín Espada, on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in the college’s Veritas Auditorium.

Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest book of poems, Floaters, was a 2021 National Book Award winner. Other books of his poems include: Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016), The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006) and Alabanza (2003).

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the in-person attendance will be limited to a reduced room capacity.

The event is free and open to the public. Following the reading, Espada will be signing copies of Floaters in the rotunda of Elms College’s Berchmans Hall.

Register using the form below. A few days before the reading, you will receive an email with information on how to access the event, both in-person and virtually.

About the Speaker

Among his accomplishments, Martín Espada has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, a Letras Boricuas Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

A former tenant lawyer in Greater Boston, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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