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A Look into the Life of Richard Blanco October 29, 2014: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Major Jackson reviews Richard Blanco’s memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood. You’ll of course recall that the accomplished poet was [...] by

Library of Congress Spotlights U.S. Hispanic Writers May 30, 2014: Furthering the tradition of the Hispanic Division’s Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT), the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress now [...] by

Richard Blanco on the State of Poetry in the U.S. at Los Angeles Times December 10, 2013: The Los Angeles Times featured “inauguration poet,” Richard Blanco, for its “Sunday Conversation” this past weekend. Blanco spoke with the Times’s Irene Lacher on the [...] by

New to the Archive January 29, 2013: We’re usually reporting on all the great new new poetry that’s dropped in our online archive. Today, we’re mixing it up a bit to mention we have three oldies but goodies by Thomas [...] by

Craig Santos Perez Weighs in on Dead Poetry, Rhetoric of Empire January 25, 2013: Craig Santos Perez has put to paper his own thoughts on Richard Blanco as inaugural poet for the Kenyon Review blog, while keeping in mind the reasoning behind choosing Blanco as the eventual man for [...] by

Coldfront’s Open Letter to Washington Post Poetry Lover Alexandra Petri January 23, 2013: We just pointed you to Alexandra Petri’s Washington Post editorial that poetry is dead. “News” travels fast, and upon waking this afternoon, we see that Coldfront’s John [...] by

The National Mall, Washington, D.C. January 21, 2013: Who: Richard Blanco What: President Obama’s Second Inauguration When: January 21st, 2013 Where: The National Mall, Washington, D.C. *** “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Inaugural [...] by

One Today January 21, 2013: In case you missed Richard Blanco reading at the presidential inauguration today, here is the text to his poem: One Today One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, [...] by

Richard Blanco in Conversation at Poets.org January 21, 2013: In anticipation of President Obama’s Inauguration on January 21, the Academy of American Poets staff spoke with Richard Blanco about writing an inaugural poem, using art to mark significant [...] by

Don’t Get Frosted, Wear Sunglasses… January 18, 2013: That’s a nugget of advice to Richard Blanco, served up by David Ward at the Smithsonian as he meditates on the role of poetry in the presidential inauguration. Much skepticism exists about the [...] by