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 »

Latest Tweets

  • E-book of US Embassy poem coming soon! All proceeds to help humanitarian work of Friends of Caritas Cubana in #Cuba

  • Interview including first line of Matters of the Sea/Cosas del Mar. More to come! #Cuba #BridgesToCuba

  • @ruthbehar and I on our way to Havana. Here we go! #Cuba #BridgesToCuba

  • With Michael Putney at @ABC #Cuba #BridgesToCuba

View All »


Aug 28-30, 2015
San Miguel de Allende, MX
Sep 10, 2015
Waltham, MA
Sep 14-15, 2015
DeLand, FL
Sep 16, 2015
Miami, FL
Sep 19-20, 2015
Seattle, WA
Sep 23, 2015
Middletown, CT
Event Details »