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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. 767 more words


The Prince of Los Cocuyos

I had a great experience recently. I went down to Harlem to hear “The Prince of Los Cocuyos” read from his autobiography. I’m speaking of poet… 339 more words

Haunting another language

“While some prescriptive linguists, editors, and authorities in education would judge the interference of Spanish in English as a deficit, a postmodern and trans-creative approach would validate it as a positively creative innovation in literature.

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Stray Notes

Global Poets Series

The NYU School of Professional Studies Dean’s Office, NYU Office of Global Services, and NYU Paul McGhee Division present a reading with:

Richard Blanco and Cecilia Vicuña… 194 more words


Take time to celebrate what we have gained

The other night, my girlfriend sent me a link to a YouTube video. I thought it was a music video until I pressed play. It turned out to be a short film narrated with a poem. 223 more words


Until We Could

Sometimes we read things and they make us cry.  This was one of those things for me.

I am in love.  Still.  11 and a half years together and I am still in awe of our relationship.   879 more words

Going Global