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For all of us, one today : an inaugural poet's journey

Author: Richard Blanco
Publisher: Boston [Massachusetts] : Beacon Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fluid, poetic memoir anchored by Richard Blanco's experiences as America's fifth inaugural poet In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blanco, Richard, 1968-
For all of us, one today
(DLC) 2013038547
(OCoLC)859168571
Named Person: Richard Blanco; Richard Blanco
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Blanco
ISBN: 9780807033814 0807033812
OCLC Number: 862732676
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Richard Blanco.

Abstract:

"A fluid, poetic memoir anchored by Richard Blanco's experiences as America's fifth inaugural poet In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, "One Today," as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion ("Mother Country" and "What We Know of Country"), published here for the first time ever, alongside translations of all three poems into his native Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere through the power of poetry and his vision for its new role in our nation's consciousness. Like the inaugural poem itself, For All of Us Today speaks to what makes this country and its people great, marking a triumphant moment in American history and letters"--

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