Rattlecast #53 features Rhina P. Espaillat and her three most recent books, including And After All. Rhina was interviewed in Rattle #38 and has appeared in many issues, with both original poems and translations.
Rhina P. Espaillat has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays, and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages. Her national and international awards include the T. S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Richard Wilbur Award, the Howard Nemerov Prize, the May Sarton Award, the Robert Frost “Tree at My Window” Prize for translation, several honors from the New England Poetry Club, the Poetry Society of America, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Salem State College. She is a frequent reader, speaker, and workshop leader, and is active with the Powow River Poets, a literary group she cofounded in 1992.
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This Week's Prompt:
Write a poem for which the title is a line from your favorite song.
Next Week's Prompt:
Write a poem that is entirely dialogue.
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