Martín Espada reading & book signing- to benefit The LAVA Center



The LAVA Center (324 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301, Greenfield MA)

Join National Book Award-winner Martín Espada for a poetry reading and book signing to benefit The LAVA Center.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the reading will start at 7pm. Seating is limited, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

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Discounted tickets: We are offering a limited number of $5 tickets for Card to Culture participants. If you have a current EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card, email for details on how to reserve a discounted ticket to this event.

Martín Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest book of poems is called Floaters, winner of the 2021 National Book Award and a Massachusetts Book Award. Other books of poems include Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016), The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), Alabanza (2003) and Imagine the Angels of Bread (1996). He is the editor of What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (2019). He has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, a Letras Boricuas Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Republic of Poetry was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The title poem of his collection Alabanza, about 9/11, has been widely anthologized and performed. His book of essays and poems, Zapata’s Disciple (1998), was banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican-American Studies Program outlawed by the state of Arizona. A former tenant lawyer in Greater Boston, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst." target="_blank">