Cuba Then: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection
Vintage photos from one of the largest archives of Cuban photography in the world capture the island’s history. With nearly 300 exceptional images and a foreword and poetry by Richard Blanco, the poet selected for President Obama's second inauguration, this is a multifaceted look at Cuba, then.
The Prince of los Cocuyos
A vivid account of Blanco's coming of age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his effort to contend with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities. This book evokes the complexities and glories—and humor—of navigating his two imaginary worlds: the Cuba of the 1950s that his family longed for and his own idealized America.
For All of Us, One Today
Blanco reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, “One Today” and reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice since the inauguration, his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere, and his vision for poetry’s new role in our nation’s consciousness.
Directions to the Beach of the Dead
A lyrical examination of the familiar, unsettling journey for home and connections, those anxious musings about other lives “Should I live here? Could I live here?” This book observes the restlessness that threatens from merely staying put and the fear of too many places and too little time.