Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays On The Poetry Of Martín Espada

EditorEdward J. CarvalhoContribution byNatasha Azank, Andy Croft

April 15, 2016|
Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays On The Poetry Of Martín Espada by Edward J. Carvalho
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Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martín Espada stands as the first-ever collection of essays on poet and activist Martín Espada. It is also, to date, the only published book-length, single-author study of Espada currently in existence. Relying on innovative, highly original contributions from thirteen Espada scholars, its principal aim is to argue for a long overdue critical awareness of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his body of writing. Acknowledged Legislator accomplishes this task in three fundamental ways: by providing readers with background information on the poet's life and work; offering an examination into the subject matter and dominant themes that are frequently contained in his writing; and finally, by advocating, in a variety of ways, for why we should be reading, discussing, and teaching the Espada canon. Divided into four distinct sections that modulate through several theoretical frames-from Espada's attention to resistance poetics and concerns for historical memory to his oppositional critique of neoliberalism and support for a class consciousness grounded in labor rights-Acknowledged Legislator offers a cohesive, forward-thinking interpretive statement of the poet's vision and proposes a critical (re)assessment for how we read Espada, now and in the future.
Edward J. Carvalho is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Health Sciences at DeVry University (Philadelphia Metro).
Title:Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays On The Poetry Of Martín EspadaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:356 pages, 8.86 X 6.04 X 1.03 inShipping dimensions:356 pages, 8.86 X 6.04 X 1.03 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

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