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Poetry Like Bread

This book is about Martin Espada
"Poetry Like Bread," published on September 1, 2000, is a powerful anthology that resonates with the voices of the often unheard and overlooked. Curated by the esteemed Martin Espada, this collection brings together nearly forty poets whose works serve as a clarion call for social and economic justice, racial equality, and indigenous rights. Crafted with the conviction that "poetry, like bread, is for everyone," these poems engage with the stark realities of political and economic systems with a directness that mirrors daily newspapers and the familiarity of personal conversations. The anthology is particularly poignant for college students who are poised to challenge and question societal structures. It exposes readers to the diverse experiences of Latinos, African Americans, Vietnam veterans, Vietnamese citizens, prison inmates, blue-collar workers, migrant workers, women, and the homeless in the Americas. This breadth of perspective not only educates but also compels action, encouraging a new generation to learn, react, and participate in shaping a more just society. Dive into "Poetry Like Bread" and let the urgent call of its verses move you to reflect, understand, and advocate for a world where justice is truly accessible to all.
Published by Curbstone Books on September 1, 2000
350 pages
ISBN: 9781880684740
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