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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Events

Mar 27, 2017
Miami, FL
Mar 28-30, 2017
Coral Gables, FL
Apr 1, 2017
Portland, ME
Apr 12, 2017
Apr 12-13, 2017
Apr 21-22, 2017
Topsham, ME
Apr 25, 2017
Bethel, ME
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