<p><strong>The eighth collection by the Pablo Neruda of North American authors (Sandra Cisneros) was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.<br /><br /></strong>In his eighth collection of poems, Martín Espada celebrates the power of poetry itself. <em>The Republic of Poetry</em> is a place of odes and elegies, collective memory and hidden history, miraculous happenings and redemptive justice. Here poets return from the dead, visit in dreams, even rent a helicopter to drop poems on bookmarks.</p>
"He's the best new poet I've read for years." Adrian Mitchell, The Guardian"