Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco (Source: CBS4)

Poet Returns To South Florida, Talks About Historic Cuba Trip

You could say it’s the poem he’s been writing his entire life. A “hyphenated” life as Richard Blanco calls it, the life of a Cuban-American.

08/17/2015

American flag flies at US embassy in Cuba. 8/14/15 (Source: CBS4)

Kerry On The Ground As U.S. Flag Flies In Cuba After 54 Years

The American flag is flying in Cuba for the first time in 54 years.

08/14/2015

U.S. Embassy In Havana (Source: CBS4)

Amid Opposition, Preps Continue For U.S. Embassy In Cuba

As preps are underway for the reopening of the Cuban embassy, there are mixed feelings about the American flag flying in the island nation.

08/13/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Poet Richard Blanco speaks at the podium at the U.S. Capitol building as Washington prepares for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be officially sworn in today with a public ceremony for the President taking place on January 21. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cuban-American Poet To Read Poem In Havana

Cuban-American poet, and South Florida native, Richard Blanco is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana Friday.

08/13/2015

Just two days before Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, some Republican South Florida congressional leaders are calling the historic event an offensive, shameful spectacle. (Source: CBS4)

Local GOP Leaders Slam US Flag Raising In Havana

Just two days before Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, some Republican South Florida congressional leaders are calling the historic event an offensive, shameful spectacle.

08/12/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Poet Richard Blanco speaks at the podium at the U.S. Capitol building as Washington prepares for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be officially sworn in today with a public ceremony for the President taking place on January 21. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

America’s Inaugural Poet Visits Cuba Amid Warming With US

America’s inaugural poet visited Cuba amid renewed relations between the U.S. and the island nation.

06/19/2015

Poet Richard Blanco speaks at the podium at the U.S. Capitol building as Washington prepares for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be officially sworn in today with a public ceremony for the President taking place on January 21.  (Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Inaugural Poet Returns To Miami In New Memoir

In Richard Blanco’s Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.

11/09/2014

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05/28/2014

Washington DC Prepares For Presidential Inauguration

Inaugural Poet To Set Up Visiting Writers Program

Miami’s very own influential poet Richard Blancois has set up a program to help others reach their dreams.

02/18/2014

Washington DC Prepares For Presidential Inauguration

For Inaugural Poet, A Journey Home To America

The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche.

11/29/2013

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