Acknowledged Legislator

Acknowledged Legislator

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Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of MartAsn Espada stands as the first-ever collection of essays on poet and activist MartAsn Espada. It is also, to date, the only published book-length, single-author study of Espada currently in existence. Relying on innovative, highly original contributions from thirteen Espada scholars, its principal aim is to argue for a long overdue critical awareness of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his body of writing. Acknowledged Legislator accomplishes this task in three fundamental ways: by providing readers with background information on the poeta€™s life and work; offering an examination into the subject matter and dominant themes that are frequently contained in his writing; and finally, by advocating, in a variety of ways, for why we should be reading, discussing, and teaching the Espada canon. Divided into four distinct sections that modulate through several theoretical framesa€”from Espadaa€™s attention to resistance poetics and concerns for historical memory to his oppositional critique of neoliberalism and support for a class consciousness grounded in labor rightsa€”Acknowledged Legislator offers a cohesive, forward-thinking interpretive statement of the poeta€™s vision and proposes a critical (re)assessment for how we read Espada, now and in the future.Critical Essays on the Poetry of MartAsn Espada Edward J. Carvalho ... See his essay in this volume. ... My work is studied extensively in high schools and intro college coursesa€”Ia#39;m in a lot of textbooksa€”but almost not at all at the MFA/ doctoralanbsp;...

Title:Acknowledged Legislator
Author:Edward J. Carvalho
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-04-17


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