Martín Espada

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.