Poetry Humanizes

By Martín Espada 

Poetry gives a human face to a time like this. 
Poetry gives eyes and mouth and a voice to a time like this.
Poetry records a time like this for future generations who want to know about a time like this in terms of the five senses, and in terms of the soul. 

Published on Diversity-Threads with permission from Martín Espada 2019

Martín Espada Awarded 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living US poet for outstanding lifetime achievement. Martín Espada is awarded the prize in recognition of his contribution to poetry. He is the first Latino poet to win this award since its inception in 1986.

Congratulations to Martin, an honored contributor to Diversity-Threads.com – [dt]