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Richard Blanco: The Prince of Los Cocuyos
St. Louis County Library - HeadquartersRichard Blanco
's childhood and adolescence were experienced between two imaginary worlds: his parents' nostalgic world of 1950s Cuba and his imagined America, the country he saw on reruns of The Brady Bunch and Leave it to Beaver – an "exotic" life he yearned for as much as he yearned to see "la patria." In this moving, contemplative memoir, the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet traces his poignant, often hilarious, and quintessentially American coming-of-age.
Location: Street: St. Louis County Library - Headquarters Additional: 1640 S. Lindbergh City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63131 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Free Library of Philadelphia - Richard Blanco - The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Richard Blanco Richard Blanco
made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. He explored his heritage and identity in such collections as City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and Looking for the Gulf Motel. His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Americas Review, The Nation, and New England Review. His new memoir explores his upbringing as the child of Cuban exiles, and his artistic, sexual, and cultural identities as an American. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 PM Richard Blanco
presents The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
Poet Richard Blanco
is the son of Cuban exiles who brought him to America as a 45-day-old baby; in 2013 he would become the youngest, as well as the first Latino, immigrant, and openly gay writer invited to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration. Yet growing up in Miami, he experienced the emotions and conflicts common to many children of immigrants, striving to find an identity in a family with one foot in the old country and the other in the new. In his new book The Prince of los Cocuyos, Blanco travels back to Miami in the 1970s and 1980s, evoking the rhythms, colors, smells, and textures of the Cuban community, and creating an eloquent, powerful, and often hilarious coming-of-age story filled with universal themes. Blanco reads and discusses his memoir and work at Greenlight.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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