Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Muse: 'Soldiers in the Garden'

Today Monday Muse presents the animated videopoem, "Soldiers in the Garden". The poem is by Martin Espada and is from his award-winning collection The Republic of Poetry (W.W. Norton, 2006), which also was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

Poem Text and Audio by Espada 

Pablo Neruda

My thanks to Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in Ohio for the link to the video. (Read about the center's Traveling Stanzas project.) Espada, a long-time political activist, was part of Kent State's Symposium on Democracy in 2014.

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