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Poem of the day: June 19th, 2016

Morning, driving west again, away from the sun
rising in the slit of the rearview mirror, as I climb
on slabs of concrete and steel bent into a bridge… 319 more words


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


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


“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


International author and poet Richard Blanco to talk about cultural identity at BCC

What might sound like a routine poetry reading and discussion promises to be much more as Berkshire Community College (BCC) hands its microphone to critically acclaimed poet and author Richard Blanco. 391 more words


Somewhere to Paris

The vias of Italy turn to memory with each turn
and clack of the train’s wheels, with every stitch
of track we leave behind, the duomos return again… 169 more words

Richard Blanco's proposal: teach contemporary poets to kids 1st, then give them the classics in college

From Richard Blanco: Finding the Poetry in Life, Maayan Silver, February 20, 2016, WUWM: 

…while the classics are important, they can also be “hard to connect with.” According to Blanco, it makes more sense to start the process with poetry that is “relevant at the moment.”

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