Martín Espada has published more than fifteen books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His forthcoming collection of poems is called The Leaves of El Moriviví (Norton, 2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (Norton, 2011), The Republic of Poetry (Norton, 2006), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Alabanza (Norton, 2003). His honors include the Shelley Memorial Award, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His book of essays, Zapata’s Disciple (South End, 1998), was banned in Tucson as part of the Mexican-American Studies Program outlawed by the state of Arizona. Espada is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.