Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us for A Night of Poetry with
the Latino poet of his generation
Thursday, October 25, 2007
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Plaza Rooms, Hofstra Student Center
Come out for a night of poetry and dialogue with acclaimed poet Martin Espada. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Espada has received numerous awards for his poetry. Most recently, his eighth book of poems, The Republic of Poetry received the 2007 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is committed to his work as part of the struggle for social justice. He is now a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Books by Espada will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the event.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email Prof. Cynthia Bogard or call 516-463-5643.