How to Love a Country: Poems

How to Love a Country: Poems

Richard Blanco / Dec 11, 2019

How to Love a Country Poems A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration gun violence racism LGBTQ issues and in accessible and emotive versesAs presidential inaugural poet memoirist public spe

  • Title: How to Love a Country: Poems
  • Author: Richard Blanco
  • ISBN: 0807025917
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and , in accessible and emotive versesAs presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a coun A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and , in accessible and emotive versesAs presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all.The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics the Pulse Nightclub massacre an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868 a lynching in Alabama the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938 the incarceration of a gifted writer and the poet s abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man But despite each poem s unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country.Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes In the landmark poem American Wandersong, which forms the center of the book, the poet reveals himself to readers in a disarming and kinetic sequence of stanzas, striving to find his place amid the physical and emotional landscapes of our country.Through this groundbreaking volume, Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation s psyche and mandate e pluribus unum out of many, one Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 112 pages Expected publication March 26th 2019 by Beacon Press More Details ISBN 0807025917 ISBN13 9780807025918 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book How to Love a Country Poems by Richard Blanco Author Release date Mar 26, 2019 Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies of Richard Blanco s new book of poetry, How to Love a Country Through this groundbreaking volume, Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies of Richard Blanco s new book of poetry, How to Love a Country Through this groundbreaking volume, Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation s psyche and mandate e pluribus unum out of many, one Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive In these times of hate, we need poets who speak of love Richard Blanco s new collection is a visionary hymn of love to the human beings who comprise what we call this country Whether he speaks in the voice of an immigrant who came here long ago, or the very river an immigrant crosses to come here today, Blanco sings and sings This, the song says, is the way out for all of us Mart n Espada, author of Vivas to Those Who Have Failed Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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        Richard Blanco was born in Madrid in 1968, immigrating as an infant with his Cuban exile family to the U.S He was raised and educated in Miami, earning a B.S in civil engineering and a M.F.A in creative writing from Florida International University In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, following in the footsteps as such great writers as Robert Fr Richard Blanco was born in Madrid in 1968, immigrating as an infant with his Cuban exile family to the U.S He was raised and educated in Miami, earning a B.S in civil engineering and a M.F.A in creative writing from Florida International University In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, following in the footsteps as such great writers as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou Blanco performed One Today, an original poem he wrote for the occasion, becoming the youngest, first Latino, immigrant and openly gay writer to hold the honor.Following the inauguration, he continued connecting communities through occasional poetry He has written and performed occasional poems for such organizations as Freedom to Marry, the Tech Awards and the Fragrance Awards In May of 2013, Blanco wrote Boston Strong, a poem he performed at the Boston Garden Benefit Concert and at a Red Sox game at Fenway Following his performances, he released a limited edition Boston Strong chapbook, with all proceeds going to those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings His books, in order of publication, are City of a Hundred Fires 1998 , Directions to the Beach of the Dead 2005 , Looking for the Gulf Motel 2012 , One Today 2013 , Boston Strong 2013 , and For All of Us, One Today An Inaugural Poet s Journey 2013 Blanco has received numerous honors for his writings and performances, including an honorary doctorate from Macalester College and being named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow His first book, City of a Hundred Fires received the prestigious Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize His second book, Directions to the Beach of the Dead won the PEN American Beyond Margins Award His third book, Looking for The Gulf Motel received various accolades, including the Tom Gunn Award, the Maine Literary Award and the Paterson Prize His poems have appeared in countless literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Prose Poems and Ploughshares.Blanco has been a practicing engineer, writer and poet since 1991 He has traveled extensively in his adult life, living and working throughout Europe and South America He has taught at Georgetown University, American University, Writer s Center and Central Connecticut State University Blanco currently lives and writes in the tranquil mountains of Bethel, Maine


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    1. This is a selection of poems with diverse subjects in various formats The poems come from a variety of poets but all have to deal with love of country This was a free advance read copy through .


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