Today on A Public Affair Allen Ruff talks with poet Martin Espada on his new collection “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.” Espada published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His many honors include the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, an American Book Award, the PEN/Revson […]
Have you heard of poet, editor, essayist and translator Martin Espada? Have you read his work? Did you know that he has published more than 15 books? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more about him and his work!
Madison poet Jeri McCormick reads on St. Patrick’s Day, commemorating the historical famine era in Ireland. Her book, Marrowbone of Memory draws on stories passed down from survivors and collected in Irish archives.
The twelfth Wisconsin Book Festival is coming up this month. For the first time, the festival is the purview of the Madison Public Library, who inherited it from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. […]
A program will be held in early June to celebrate the legacy and life of the artist, musician, and poet Spencer Bell. Spencer lost his life to adrenal cancer at the age of 20. His family, friends, and fans will come together the second weekend in June to commemorate his legacy and to raise awareness […]
This week Taylor Scott, an undergraduate and First Wave poetry scholar at UW Madison, called in to the vox popline and left a poem message. Listen to Scott’s poem at the bottom of the page.