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“What Saves Us” – A Book Launch

November 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm


Far more than a protest anthology, Martin Espada’s What Saves Us brings together portraits of Trump’s enablers with the myriad voices of the lost, abandoned, and marginalized. These stories of immigrants, minimum wage workers, alcoholics, victims, broken angels, and dreamers redeem their lives and install their voices in our hearts.” —Cary Nelson, author of Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left

Join us for a book launch of What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (Northwestern University Press). Martín Espada, the editor of the anthology, will read with  contributors Tara Betts, Benjamin Balthaser, Tarfia Faizullah, Ruth Goring, Paul Martínez Pompa, Marty McConnell, Lauren Schmidt and Mark Turcotte. Bill Ayers will introduce the event as part of the Fresh Ayers series, with a Q and A and book signing to follow.

Reservations are encouraged by not required.


November 2, 2019
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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