Branching Out Houston: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda
The Redemption of Pablo Neruda
Date and Time: 
April 27, 2006 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
McGovern-Stella Link Branch Library 7405 Stella Link Houston, TX

At each stage of his tumultuous life, Neruda wrote poems as chronicles, explaining his poetry and politics. He also wrote poems about the mysterious power of poetry itself, a power fully embraced in Chilean culture. In his talk Martín Espada will focus on the evolution of Neruda as a political poet, his struggle and exile at the hands of his own government, his triumphant return, his death in the wake of the military coup, and his redemption after democracy returned to Chile.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House: A joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Event Type: 
Branching Out