“Imagine the Angels of Bread” – Poem by Martín Espada

Three Worlds One Vision

The Bread of Life

My Poetry Corner June 2016 features the poem “Imagine the Angels of Bread” from the poetry collection, Alabanza: New & Selected Poems, 1982-2002, by Martín Espada, an American poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney.

After studying history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Espada earned his law degree from Northeastern University. For many years, he was a tenant lawyer and legal advocate. Today, he teaches poetry and English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has dedicated much of his career to the pursuit of social justice, including fighting for Latino rights and reclaiming the historical record. Through his poetry, he speaks for the socially, economically, and racially marginalized individuals who have no voice.

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  • demerwater  On June 3, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The full poem reads like, “Lines of our Times”. Quite a commentary.

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