Reading and Book Signing with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
Oct 14, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Academic Classroom Building, Room 101|
|Contact Name||Kate Silton|
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Mr. Blanco's visit is in collaboration with the Greensboro Public Library in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and as part of the One City One Book project. Copies of his book Looking for the Gulf Motel will be available for purchase.
Richard Blanco is the first Latino and first openly gay inaugural poet in U.S. history. His is the author of three collections of poems, as well as a forthcoming memoir, For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey. Mr. Blanco has received numerous accolades for his work. His first book, City of a Hundred Fires, won the Agness Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His second book, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, won the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center. His third collection, Looking for the Gulf Motel, won the Patterson Poetry Prize, the Maine Literary Poetry Award, and the Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle.
For more information about Richard Blanco, please visit his website.