. . . poets not only find the words
that remind us of history, but the history
that is yet to come.
~ Poet Martin Espada*_________________________
* Quoted from "On 9/11 and the Politics of Language — An Interview with Martin Espada" at Solidarity, September/October 2011. I recommend reading the entire interview. Espada offers much worth considering and says much that is wonderfully quotable. Referenced and discussed in the interview, the poem, "Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100", is here. It's a marvelous poem, also found in Espada's collection Alabanza: New & Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2003).
Martin Espada (b. 1957), Poet, Essayist, Editor, Translator, Activist