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A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses

As presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a coun
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Beacon Press
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Bernie Gourley
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book takes one on a roller coaster ride of insight into the author’s relationship with his country. At times the tone is hopeful and at other times seething or even vitriolic. Unlike many of the angry works of political verse of late, this one sometimes reflects that most beautiful of pragmatic truths: one can’t truly love anything if one can’t embrace it imperfections and all. As it happens, this wide sway in tone is partly the result of these poems being collected from various sources. Ha ...more
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Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Beautiful collection of poems from former Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco, ranging in subject matter from patriotism, identity, home, belonging, diversity. I loved this collection and I imagine it will be one I will revisit often.

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This is a selection of poems with diverse subjects in various formats. The poems come from a variety of poets but all have to deal with love of country. This was a free advance read copy through Goodreads.com.
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Richard Blanco was born in Madrid in 1968, immigrating as an infant with his Cuban-exile family to the U.S. He was raised and educated in Miami, earning a B.S. in civil engineering and a M.F.A. in creative writing from Florida International University.

In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, following in the footsteps as such great writers as Robert Fr
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