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Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover's Hands/Rebelió
Poems in English and Spanish that discuss what it means to be Puerto Rican in the United States today.
Paperback, 123 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Curbstone Books
(first published April 1st 1990)
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Dec 18, 2016 Abeer Abdullah rated it really liked it
lovely bilingual collection of personal and political poems about what it means to be Puerto Rican in america. Martin Espada's poetry is charming, hilarious and often sad as fuck.
I saw this book cover in the Atlanta Public Library when I was looking for poetry by Nicolas Guillen and was intrigued. I ended up taking Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover's Hands home and devouring it, so I kept Espada's name in my memory. I should reread this book.
Sandra Cisneros says: “Martín Espada is the Pablo Neruda of North American authors.” Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published thirteen books in all as a poet, essayist, editor and translator. His eighth collection of poems, The Republic of Poetry, was published by Norton in October, 2006. Of this new collection, Samuel Hazo writes: "Espada unites in these poems the fierce al ...moreMore about Martín Espada...