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Richard Blanco - 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos'

Cuban American poet Richard Blanco talks with Steve Bertrand on Books about convincing his abuela to make a turkey for Thanksgiving, about feeling fully American when he delivered the Obama Inaugural poem, and about his memoir, … 14 more words

Steve Bertrand On Books

The Obama Inauguration, Immigration Reform, Poetry and the Cantor Twitch

In recognition of President Obama’s historic announcement on immigration reform, I’m reposting this piece that first appeared in The Huffington Post.

Like many LGBT Americans, I was profoundly moved by President Obama’s recognition of gays and lesbians in his inaugural speech. 794 more words


Inaugural Poet Returns To Miami In New Memoir

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — One of the country’s up and coming poets is returning to his roots.

In Richard Blanco’s Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles. 769 more words