Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Martin Espada Lecture on Pablo Neruda, Fresno, November 3

Branching Out Fresno:
Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda
November 3, 2005 7:00 pm

The Redemption of 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 Martin 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.

Woodward Park Library
944 E. Perrin (Perrin at Champlain)
Fresno, CA

For more information, visit here.


barbara jane said...

ah, see, lee, you've got some *dope* poetry goin on in fresno after all!

Lee Herrick said...

yeah...we get it now and then :)

Pris said...

Hi Lee
The link won't come up for me. I'll try again later. Neruda has always fascinated me. Men (or women) who are strong enough to do their own thinking and popular opinion or politics be damned always do that.

Patry Francis said...

I like the concept of "poems as chronicles". The phrase sheds a new light on Neruda's work and on poetry itself.

cansadorintrabajable said...

Saludos desde Chile, la tierra de Neruda.

Lee Herrick said...

Que ciudad de Chile? Mi Espanol es no muy bien, pero uno anio antes mi esposa y mi viejamos en Salvador, entonces Honduras para quatro semanas. 2002, en Peru y Bolivia. Muy bonita! Neruda, Claribel Alegria---Sur y Centro Americana poets--I love them. Lo siento para mi mal Espanol...y gracias.

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Talibu Ilm said...

hi from tunisia. I am workink a dissertation on neruda's poetry. Iam so interested in this blog. I invite u lee to share with a discusion on neruda's poetry.

Talibu Ilm said...

hi lee; I enjoyed much your blog because it is a poetic blog like my blog (rafikmassoudi). I need more information on the politics in the poetry of neruda.

Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY!