The Trouble Ball
By Martín Espada
“[An] important work . . . inspiring its readers to greater human connection and to keep fighting the good fight.”―The Rumpus
In this new collection of poems, Martín Espada crosses the borderlands of epiphany and blasphemy: from a pilgrimage to the tomb of Frederick Douglass to an encounter with the swimming pool at a center of torture and execution in Chile, from the adolescent discovery of poet Omar Khayyám to the death of an “illegal” Mexican immigrant.