Marlboro College

News Poet Martin Espada reads new work, May 2

MARLBORO, VT - (April 19, 2011) - Marlboro College presents an evening of poetry with Martin Espada on Monday, May 2, at 7:00pm in Ragle Hall. 

Called "the Latino poet of his generation" and the "Pablo Neruda of North American authors," Martín Espada has published more than fifteen books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His reading will focus on his newly published collection, The Trouble Ball and the 2006 book, The Republic of Poetry, which received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

Espada has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, the USA Simon Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. His poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, The Nation and The Best American Poetry. Espada currently teaches poetry and English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was recently named Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and master's degree and certificate programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration, nonprofit management and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.


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