Homelands and Borderlands: Poetry Reading and Conversation

Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Author of the memoirs For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey and The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, winner of the Lambda Literary Prize. His latest book, Boundaries, a collaboration with photographer Jacob Hessler, challenges the physical and psychological dividing lines that shadow the United States.

Blanco will be reading from his latest publication, Boundaries, with a conversation to follow on his previous work and the connection between poetry and engineering. Please read more about Richard Blanco HERE.

Thursday, January 25th

Ocomm Commons


Book signing to follow

Books available to purcharse :

The Prince of Los Cocuyos
For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey
Looking for the Gulf Motel
Directions to the Beach of the Dead



Co Sponsored by: Leslie Center for the Humanities, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, Associate Dean of International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs, Living and Learning Communities, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, LALACS, Department of English, Department of Theater and the First- Year Student Enrichment Program