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

As a historic presidential 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

  • "to take what we love inside, to carry within us an orchard, to eat not only the skin, but the shade, not only the… https://t.co/ujN1TugAhO

  • "Monga was “absolutely thrilled” with the judge’s ruling, said his lawyer, Bruce Smith. Monga declined to comment o… https://t.co/UaHvbo1aUg

  • “I think that poetry is the most powerful tool... https://t.co/Fp5OdRKPbm

  • "And only then. Love, blue. Hallucinogenic blue, love." https://t.co/cYlrWdKu8v https://t.co/cYlrWdKu8v

View All »

Events

Apr 25-26, 2018
Asheville, NC
Apr 27, 2018 / 7:00 pm
Miami, FL
May 6, 2018 / 6:00pm
Colorado Springs, CO
May 17-19, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
May 27-Jun 1, 2018
Rockport, ME
Jun 10, 2018
Poland, ME
Event Details »