Boston Strong is a commemorative chapbook that beautifully reproduces Richard Blanco’s poignant poem presented May 30, 2013 at the benefit concert to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 2013 during the Boston Marathon. The net proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The One Fund Boston. The One Fund Boston was established through the generosity of businesses, foundations, and individual donors. The Victim Relief Fund of The One Fund Boston will be used to assist those families of the victims who were killed and the victims who were most seriously affected as a result of the tragic events during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, and related events on April 18 and April 19. *Studio and live recordings available.
University Pittsburgh Press, May 2013
A commemorative chapbook that beautifully reproduces Blanco’s poignant poem presented at the Boston Strong Concert, benefiting the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 2013 during the Boston Marathon.
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“Blanco spoke of heroism and the beauty of our city; the heroic acts of those willing to sacrifice themselves for others; the emotions felt at the time of the bombing and the emotions we felt then; that we'll continue to be Boston strong -- no matter what happens; that this tragedy didn't tear us apart, it brought us together. Listening to his words and looking around, I saw grown men begin to cry; the last time I saw that happen was at the celebrity hockey game right after September 11th.—Nikki Luongo, Huffington Post