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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada

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Series
Poetry Breaks
Program
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

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Writing
Poetry
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry reading
Genres
Performance in a Studio
Topics
Literature
Creators
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
Contributors
Espada, Martin, 1957- (Subject)
Citation
Chicago: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B8F7274C25549C5B289265995D4D7FF.
MLA: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <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
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