Poet Richard Blanco Examines Destiny, Chance, And The Immigrant Experience

03.14.18

How are our lives shaped by decisions made long before we were born?

That’s a question poet Richard Blanco wrestles with in his latest installment of “Village Voice,” Boston Public Radio’s recurring conversation about how poetry can help us understand the news of the day. He looked at two poems, “Of Consequence, Inconsequently,” and “Taking My Cousin’s Photo At The Statue Of Liberty,” that look at how the notions of destiny and chance shape the immigrant experience.

This episode of “Village Voice” aired on WGBH Boston Public Radio on March 14, 2018.