Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada
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- Poetry Breaks
- Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada
- Series Description
2-5 minute filler programs with New England area writers reading their poetry. Poets include Martin Espada, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds. Series release date: 1988
- Program Description
The work consists of two poems, each of which is commented on by Espada. After each poem he discusses its meanings. The two poems are “Niggerlips” and “Mrs. Baez Serves Coffee on the Third Floor.” Following the poems there is a section called “Since you asked...," in which he answers questions students would want to know about a poet's life and work. The questions are: What kind of a poet am I? Do I make a living writing poetry? What about inspiration? What’s a poet’s life like?
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Oral interpretation of poetry
- Poetry reading
- Performance in a Studio
- Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
- Espada, Martin, 1957- (Subject)
- Chicago: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B8F7274C25549C5B289265995D4D7FF.
- MLA: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B8F7274C25549C5B289265995D4D7FF>.
- APA: Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B8F7274C25549C5B289265995D4D7FF