Richard Blanco

Poet Returns To South Florida, Talks About Historic Cuba TripYou 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.
Kerry On The Ground As U.S. Flag Flies In Cuba After 54 YearsThe American flag is flying in Cuba for the first time in 54 years.
Amid Opposition, Preps Continue For U.S. Embassy In CubaAs preps are underway for the reopening of the Cuban embassy, there are mixed feelings about the American flag flying in the island nation.
Cuban-American Poet To Read Poem In HavanaCuban-American poet, and South Florida native, Richard Blanco is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana Friday.
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.
America's Inaugural Poet Visits Cuba Amid Warming With USAmerica's inaugural poet visited Cuba amid renewed relations between the U.S. and the island nation.
Inaugural Poet Returns To Miami In New MemoirIn Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.
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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.
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.
"O, Miami" Brings Poetry To The People April is National Poetry Month and organizers of one unique Miami festival are recognizing it in their own way.
Obama Inaugural Poet To Hold "Homecoming" Poetry Reading At Arsht CenterAs the inaugural poet, Richard Blanco touched millions of people who watched President Barack Obama take office for a second term. Now that he’s back home in South Florida, Blanco wants to reach out to those closest to him.