Richard Blanco is one of the most beloved and influential poets and storytellers writing today.

As a historic inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist, he continues to travel the world, inviting audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words and presence, Blanco taps into our unspoken dreams, hopes and frustrations. He captures the human spirit and condition, in all of its complexities, opening up our minds and encouraging us to see beyond our differences to share in the universal experience of our humanity. Just as Carl Sagan brought cosmology into our living rooms, Blanco is appealing to audiences everywhere and inspiring a new way to think and feel about the poetry of our day, making it an accessible, inclusive and transformative part of our everyday lives. More »

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  • For the blog this month, poet and former The Telling Room director Gibson Fay-LeBlanc writes about fatherhood,... http://t.co/WH2hCS7O2I

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Events

Mar 6-8, 2015
Westlake Village, CA
Mar 12, 2015 / 7:30 pm
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 13, 2015 / 11:00 am
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 21, 2015
Fort Myers, FL
Mar 24, 2015
St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 26, 2015 / 12:45 pm
Bluebell, PA
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