Celebrating Literature and History Inspired by the Saturday Club at the Omni Parker House, Kennedy Room, followed by Parker’s Bar, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm • 60 School Street, Boston 02108
Readings from a new anthology with editor Martín Espada
and poets Doug Anderson—Danielle Legros Georges—Everett Hoagland— Richard Michelson—Marge Piercy—Robert Pinsky—Lauren Marie Schmidt
Martín Espada has published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His latest collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006) and Alabanza (2003). His many honors include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His book of essays, Zapata’s Disciple (1998), was banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican-American Studies Program outlawed by the state of Arizona. A former tenant lawyer, Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Free admission. Food and drink at Parker’s Bar not included / paid parking available / near State Street and Government Center T stations. RSVP or more information Deborah Melone, email@example.com or 617.924.7167
The next School Street Sessions are scheduled for January 18, March 28, and April 18.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.