Poet Martín Espada knows about banned books

Martín Espada, the recipient of the 2021 National Book Award for poetry whose past works were the targets of conservative outrage, is urging authors of recently banned books to forge on…

Espada tackles the everyday lives of people struggling with poverty, migration, climate change and loneliness in his latest collection, “Floaters: Poems”…

“The same insidious forms of racism that motivated me to speak as a poet 30 plus years ago…is still there,” Espada told Axios…

While Espada says he’s encouraged by racial progress and more Latino writers getting published, barriers remain, and actions like books bans are attempts to reverse gains.

Banning books is further illustration that American conservatives in general still haven’t escaped from the 19th Century. They can’t even get into modern thought with their lame excuses. May as well stick with quoting the Old Testament.

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