Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although Martín Espada (ehs-PAH-dah) is known primarily as a poet, he also has edited two collections, Poetry Like Bread: Poets of the Political Imagination from Curbstone Press (1994, 2000) and El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry (1997); translated the poetry of Clemente Soto Vélez in The Blood That Keeps Singing: Selected Poems of Clemente Soto Vélez (1991; with Camilo Pérez-Bustillo); and published one collection of essays in Zapata’s Disciple: Essays (1998). A compact disc of his poetry was released in 2004 under the title Now the Dead Will Dance the Mambo.