Are Midwest Poets Overlooked?

By The Editors on 1.19.11

Poet Martín Espada (of Massachusetts) says yes in an interview with Verse Wisconsin:

“I think there’s a disadvantage for poets in terms of their recognition. If you don’t live on one of the coasts, it’s easy to be overlooked. There have been any number of writers from the Midwest who haven’t gotten their due because they happen to be, literally, stuck in the middle of the country.”

Read the complete conversation here. Look for Martín Espada’s next collection, The Trouble Ball, in April 2011.

topics: Interviews