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Richard Blanco

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Blanco, Richard
Teaching Artist, Performer


On the Lawn at Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME View Map


  • August 5, 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm



“Blanco’s contributions to the fields of poetry and the arts have already paved the path forward for future generations of writers. Richard’s writing will be wonderfully fitting for an Inaugural that will celebrate the strength of the American people and our nation’s great diversity.” —President Barack Obama

Inaugural poet for President Barak Obama, Richard Blanco stands as the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.  Since 2016, he has served on the Obama Foundation’s storytelling committee.  A committed proponent of the civic role that poetry can fullfill in the public realm, Blanco’s work addresses sociopolitical matters that affect us collectively.

After the reading, there will be time for questions and a book signing. Copies of Mr. Blanco’s book How to Love a Country will be available for purchase.

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