As part of Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century, our jointventure with Poets House which brings engaging talks by distinguishedpoets to public library systems across the country, we are proud toannounce BRANCHING OUT NYC!
Please join us for the first of six extraordinary talks to take placeover the 2006-07 season. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 7:00pm
Branching Out NYC: Espada on Neruda
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street
$10 general admission,
FREE for PSA and Poets House members
“Among his many masterworks, Neruda wrote poems about the mysteriouspower of poetry itself, a power embraced by Chilean culture. Thisevening focuses on the evolution of Neruda as a political poet, hisstruggle and exile at the hands of his own government, his death inthe wake of the military coup, and his redemption after democracyreturned to Chile.”Martin Espada is the author of several collections of poetryincluding Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002. He is aprofessor in the Department of English at the University ofMassachusetts-Amherst, where he teaches creative writing, Latinopoetry, and the work of Pablo Neruda.