Martín Espada and Raquel Salas Rivera (92NY) – •

Martín Espada and Raquel Salas Rivera will ship their readings on the 92nd Road Y Middle for Tradition & Arts (92NY) tomorrow, Friday, Might 27, at 7:30pm (EST). The poets will probably be launched by fellow poets John Murillo and Urayoán Noel. [You may attend in person and online. See more information here or the link below.]

Martín Espada’s newest ebook of poems, Floaters, received the 2021 Nationwide E-book Award. “Espada has lengthy established himself as one in all our most prolific and vital poets, his physique of labor a canon unto itself,” wrote John Murillo. “Alongside together with his trademark mix of gravitas, humor, and raucous creativeness, [in Floaters] we get an Espada extra susceptible, a voice extra intimate than any we’ve heard from him earlier than.

Raquel Salas Rivera’s new assortment is antes que isla es volcán (earlier than island is volcano). “To dream different worlds within the face of colonial apocalypse . . . This imagining is what the poems—the poem—which might be earlier than island is volcano generously and powerfully supply us,” wrote Daniel Borzutsky. “Since the tertiary, one of the vital vital books of our time, Raquel Salas Rivera has been documenting—with acuity, and readability, and sweetness—the colonial gap, creating life-giving books, in a number of languages, and channeling a number of universes, to present us the phrases we want as we beat back the nations they ship to kill us.”

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