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From The Vaults: Remembrance of Martín Espada’s Class

…one time we were sitting in class and we hear this dreadful cheer from some not-far-distant football game and Martin looks to us wryly and says, a la stenography instructor, “Yes, young people, this is fascism” then, in his normal “I’d-read-for-PBS-pledge-breaks-but-I’m-just-too-cool” voice: “You know they’d do anything they were asked right now… Yes, kill the Latino poetry class!”

We’re trying to kidnap him and get him to teach here [at Hampshire] instead of @ UMass. ;)

–to mom, 11/12/96

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