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By Martín Espada

"An surprising number of political poetry at its finest."—The Progressive, favourite Books of 2004

Alabanza is a twenty-year assortment charting the emergence of Martín Espada because the preeminent Latino lyric voice of his iteration. "Alabanza" potential "praise" in Spanish, and Espada praises the folks Whitman known as "them the others are down upon": the African slaves who introduced their tune to Puerto Rico; a jail inmate upsetting brawls so he may write poetry in solitary confinement; a janitor and his solitary strike; Espada's personal father, who was once jailed in Mississippi for refusing to visit the again of the bus. The poet bears witness to loss of life and rebirth on the ruins of a famine village in eire, a city plaza in México welcoming a march of Zapatista rebels, and the court docket the place he labored as a tenant attorney. The identify poem can pay homage to the immigrant food-service staff who misplaced their lives within the assault at the global alternate heart. From the earliest out-of-print paintings to the seventeen new poems incorporated the following, Espada celebrates the yank political mind's eye and the resilience of human dignity. Alabanza is the epic imaginative and prescient of a author who, within the phrases of Russell Banks, "is one of many handful of yankee poets who're forging a brand new American language, one who tells the unwritten background of the continent, speaks fact to energy, and sings songs of selves we will now not silence." An American Library organization awesome publication of 2003 and a 2003 manhattan Public Library publication to Remember.

"To learn this paintings is to be struck breathless, and without doubt, to come back away changed."—Barbara Kingsolver "Martín Espada is the Pablo Neruda of North American authors. If it was once as much as me, i would pick out him because the Poet Laureate of the United States."—Sandra Cisneros "With those new and chosen poems, you could snatch how strong a poet Espada is—his diversity, his compassion, his superb pictures, his feel of heritage, his wisdom of the lives at the underbelly of towns, his vivid anger, his tenderness, his humor. "—Marge Piercy "Espada's poems aren't simply clarion calls to the center and sense of right and wrong, but additionally splendidly crafted gems."—Julia Alvarez "A passionate, readable poetry that makes [Espada] arguably an important 'minority' U.S. poet because Langston Hughes."—Booklist"Neruda is lifeless, but when Alabanza is any clue, his ghost lives via a poet named Martín Espada."—San Francisco Chronicle

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