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.
The American flag is flying in Cuba for the first time in 54 years.
As 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, and South Florida native, Richard Blanco is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana Friday.
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 visited Cuba amid renewed relations between the U.S. and the island nation.
In Richard Blanco’s Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.
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Miami’s very own influential poet Richard Blancois has set up a program to help others reach their dreams.
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.