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A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems, Martín Espada

Label
A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems
Title
A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Martín Espada
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his sixth collection, American Book Award winner Martin Espada has created a poetic mural. There are conquerors, slaves, and rebels from Caribbean history; the "Mayan astronomer" calmly smoking a cigarette in the middle of a New York tenement fire; a nun staging a White House vigil to protest her torture; a man on death row mourning the loss of his books; and even Carmen Miranda
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1957-
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Espada, Martín
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • American poetry
Label
A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems, Martín Espada
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • The rage of plantation days
  • What Francisco Louis Espada learned at age five, standing on the dock
  • The Mexican cabdriver's poem for his wife, who has left him
  • A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen
  • The janitor's garden
  • The death of Carmen Miranda
  • The community college revises Its curriculum in response to changing demographics
  • Thanksgiving
  • Pitching the potatoes
  • Genuflection in right field
  • My name Is Espada
  • The ghost in the trunk of the car
  • The man who owns the dumpster owns the books
  • Ode to your earrings
  • I apologize for giving you poison ivy by smacking you in the eye with the crayfish at the end of my fishing line
  • Why I went to college
  • Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas
  • Compañero poet and the surveillance of sheep
  • A cigarette's iris in the eye of a candle
  • Anarchism and the parking meter
  • The carpenter swam to Spain
  • Preciosa like a last cup of coffee
  • The eleventh reason
  • Another nameless prostitute says the man is innocent
  • Prisoner AM-8335 and his library of lions
  • The river will not testify
  • The shiny aluminum of God
  • My father as a guitar
  • For the Jim Crow Mexican restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts where my cousin Esteban was forbidden to wait tables because he wears dreadlocks
  • Pegao
  • The governor of Puerto Rico reveals at his inaugural that he Is the reincarnation of Ponce de Leon
  • Ornithology at the Caribe Hilton
Control code
ocn171545696
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
84 p.
Isbn
9780393048889
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1291828
  • (OCoLC)171545696
Label
A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen : poems, Martín Espada
Publication
Contents
  • The rage of plantation days
  • What Francisco Louis Espada learned at age five, standing on the dock
  • The Mexican cabdriver's poem for his wife, who has left him
  • A Mayan astronomer in Hell's Kitchen
  • The janitor's garden
  • The death of Carmen Miranda
  • The community college revises Its curriculum in response to changing demographics
  • Thanksgiving
  • Pitching the potatoes
  • Genuflection in right field
  • My name Is Espada
  • The ghost in the trunk of the car
  • The man who owns the dumpster owns the books
  • Ode to your earrings
  • I apologize for giving you poison ivy by smacking you in the eye with the crayfish at the end of my fishing line
  • Why I went to college
  • Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas
  • Compañero poet and the surveillance of sheep
  • A cigarette's iris in the eye of a candle
  • Anarchism and the parking meter
  • The carpenter swam to Spain
  • Preciosa like a last cup of coffee
  • The eleventh reason
  • Another nameless prostitute says the man is innocent
  • Prisoner AM-8335 and his library of lions
  • The river will not testify
  • The shiny aluminum of God
  • My father as a guitar
  • For the Jim Crow Mexican restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts where my cousin Esteban was forbidden to wait tables because he wears dreadlocks
  • Pegao
  • The governor of Puerto Rico reveals at his inaugural that he Is the reincarnation of Ponce de Leon
  • Ornithology at the Caribe Hilton
Control code
ocn171545696
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
84 p.
Isbn
9780393048889
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1291828
  • (OCoLC)171545696

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