has published 17 books as a poet, editor, and translator. His collection of poems entitled The Republic of Poetry (Norton, 2006) received a Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A collection of essays, The Lover of a Subversive is Also a Subversive, was released by the University of Michigan last year; his next collection of poems, The Trouble Ball, is forthcoming from Norton this spring. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award. Espada teaches at the University of Massachusetts — Amherst.