Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover's Hands/Rebelió

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ISBN 978-0-915306-95-4
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
123 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover's Hands/Rebelió

Martín Espada

Poems in English and Spanish that discuss what it means to be Puerto Rican in the United States today.
About the Author

Martín Espada, born in Brooklyn in 1957, has been called the Latino poet of his generation. The author of fourteen collections of poetry, he is also an editor, essayist, and translator. He is currently a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

Camilo Pérez-Bustillo is a translator, activist, and fellow at the University of Texas El Paso working in defense of human rights at the U.S.-Mexico border. 


"Astonishingly bold young poet." —New York Times Book Reviews

"In language that is always surprising and never didactic, the poems both celebrate and condemn, instruct and honor." —San Francisco Chronicle Review

"Espada is a responsible and caring poet with a talent that equals his task." —Gary Soto, Small Press

"Without ever relying on abstractions such as 'racism' or 'poverty', [Marín Espada] brings the reader face to face with these conditions by showing us the human tissue these terms so often mask." —Bloomsbury Review

"His poems are, by turns, ferocious, tender, ardently political or touching biographical." —Christian Science Moniter