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Exploring Poetry

Until my junior year of high school, I hadn’t given poetry a thought, or a chance. I decided that non fiction, was my first love, and felt it was my last. 455 more words

Craft

One today

Though “we are the majority” (Remember — only 26% of the electorate voted for Trump) my position today is not of supporter but of defender. I must pay attention to the difference between fact and opinion; hype and reality; bluster and truth. 153 more words

Life

Advent Again - day 13

“we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home…”

from “One Today” by Richard Blanco

One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes… 116 more words

Advent

The Prompter Room

For Friday, December 2, 2016:

A poem takes back language, reenergizes it, reinvigorates it … Language, and all art, offers a kind of consolation because it speaks truth and it speaks hope. 10 more words

The Prompter Room

City of a Hundred Fires (Blanco)

Blanco’s gentle poetry evokes a strong attraction to Cuba – the land, the food, all of it, including his mother. He concludes “Mail for Mama” by addressing her: “your eyes forever fixed / by a sentence of time, in a garden of never.” And then in “Mother Picking Produce” 171 more words

Books

The Prince of Los Cocuyous: A Miami Childhood (Blanco)

This is a story of in-betweens. Blanco is in between Cuba and Miami, in between waves of Cuban immigrants, in between his family’s expectations of him and his expectations of himself, in between Spanish and English, and in between becoming aware of his sexuality and acting on this awareness. 66 more words

Non-fiction

“No More Than This, Provincetown” by Richard Blanco

Today, home is a cottage with morning
in the yawn of an open window. I watch
the crescent moon, like a wind-blown sail,
vanish. Blue slowly fills the sky and light… 205 more words

Poetry