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Poetry Reflections with Richard Blanco

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April 6, 2023: 7:00 pm

New Location: Norwich Bookstore

Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his four collections of poetry.

Due to the space limitations of the Norwich Bookstore, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Richard Blanco

Image of Richard BlancoRichard Blanco’s collections of poetry include How To Love a Country; City of a Hundred Fires, which received the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press; Directions to The Beach of the Dead, recipient of the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center; and Looking for The Gulf Motel, recipient of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award. He has also authored the memoirs For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey and The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, winner of a Lambda Literary Award. His poem for President Obama’s second inauguration, “One Today,” was published as a children’s book, in collaboration with renowned illustrator Dav Pilkey.

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April 6, 2023
7:00 pm
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Norwich Bookstore
291 Main St
Norwich, 05055
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