The Republic of Poetry
Author: Martín Espada
Publisher: W. W. Norton (2008)
In his eighth collection of poems, Martín Espada celebrates the power of poetry itself. The Republic of Poetry is a place of odes and elegies, collective memory and hidden history, miraculous happenings and redemptive justice. Here poets return from the dead, visit in dreams, even rent a helicopter to drop poems on bookmarks.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize