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Poet Martin Espada.

Martin Espada, a poet, tenant's right attorney, and now Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Brooklyn born -in 1957- of Puerto Rican heritage, he calls his work, "poems of advocacy, based on the lives ...consigned to silence." Espada was lauded by PEN/Revson Award for Poetry for giving "dignity to the insulted and injured of the earth." Poet Carolyn Forche describes Espada as "that subversive someone we know." His new book of poems is "City of Coughing and Dead Radiators" (Norton).

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Other segments from the episode on November 16, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 16, 1993: Interview with Levon Helm; Interview with Martin Espada; Review of the television show "Frontline."

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