Martin Espada

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Birthday
1, 1957
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Award-winning Chicano poet and essayist whose work reflects his cultural heritage. His best-known poetry collections include The Trouble Ball, The Republic of Poetry, and Imagine the Angels of Bread.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive his J.D. from Northeastern University.

Trivia

He was featured in a documentary film entitled The People Speak.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to a Puerto Rican political activist father. With his wife Catherine, Espada had a son.

Associated With

He was influenced by the literary work of fellow Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros.