“Imagine the Angels of Bread” was written in 1996 by Latino poet and professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Martin Espada. Repeating the phrase “this is the year,” Espada helps readers to reflect on oppression and power imbalances in our society, and to think critically about when these things are going to change and/or how change has already come about. Espada's poem offers an opportunity to discuss social change, power and if/how it can be reversed, poverty, justice, vision, and imagination.
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