The Once and Future Muse: The Poetry and Poetics of Rhina P. Espaillat

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Price
$31.95
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822965428

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About the Author

Nancy Kang is assistant professor of multicultural and diaspora literatures at the University of Baltimore. She is coeditor of The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott.

Silvio Torres-Saillant is professor of English and Dean's Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University. He is the author of Caribbean Poetics; Introduction to Dominican Blackness; and An Intellectual History of the Caribbean, among other works.

Reviews

"There is no way to understand the great new wave of Hispanic poetry without recognizing the singular achievement of Rhina P. Espaillat. Her understated, compressed, and classical poems upend all the Anglo clichΓ©s about Latino poetry. Her lyrics are as cool as a Chet Baker solo and just as deeply felt. Uninsistent and self-assured, Espaillat is the urbane voice of the new Latino poetry."
--Dana Gioia
"This comprehensive volume makes a place for Espaillat as a major poet through a range of identities: a woman, a Latina, an immigrant, a bilingual speaker, a mother, and a wife, but most particularly as a formalist. That so many groups make a claim to her speaks to her enduring appeal."
--Kim Bridgford