Martín Espada’s digital reading to take place on September 28
GARY, Ind. — Martín Espada, a Puerto Rican-American poet and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will host a virtual poetry reading at Indiana University Northwest on Thursday, September 28 at 1 p.m. Following, he will answer questions from the attendees.
Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest book of poems is called Floaters, winner of the 2021 National Book Award and a Massachusetts Book Award, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
His visit coincides with activities meant to engage the campus in subjects related to IU Northwest’s One Book, One Campus, One Community communal read of The Devil’s Highway, a nonfiction account that touches on the topics of illegal immigration and border patrol.
Attendees of Espada’s reading can join virtually via Zoom (link: click here), or in-person in the Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center.
Indiana University Northwest’s One Book, One Campus, One Community reading program is intended to build an intellectual and social rapport among students, staff, faculty and community members. It does this through the collective experience of reading, thinking about and discussing challenging ideas and themes that raise important social issues, especially those surrounding issues of diversity.