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Branching Out Lake Charles: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda

The Redemption of Pablo Neruda

Mar 25, 2006 | 3:00 pm

Pablo Neruda

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.

Location Calcasieu Parish Public Library 301 W Claude Street Lake Charles, LA 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.


Mar 25, 2006
3:00 pm
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