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Upcoming Event: A Reading by Richard Blanco (November 21)

November 11th, 2013

Humanities News

HiSP! Hispanic Studies presents
a reading by Richard BlancoThursday, November 21 at 5:00 pm
Presentation Room, Carl & Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center

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Richard Blanco joined a select group that includes Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander when Barack Obama chose him to be the fifth inaugural poet in history. Both a professional engineer as well as a poet engineer, Blanco is the author of four collections of poetry, City of a Hundred Fires (1998), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett National Poetry Prize; Nowhere But Here (2004); Directions to The Beach of the Dead (2005), winner of the PEN/American Center Beyond Margins Award; and Looking for The Gulf Motel (2012).  Beacon Press will publish his For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey on November 19, 2013.

Blanco will sign copies of his books—which will be available for sale, including For All of Us, One Today—after the reading.

Co-sponsors:

Office of the Provost
Office of Students and Enrollment
Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Creative Writing
English Department
Latin American and Latino Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
QueerGrad Group
Latin America /Caribbean Development Group at the Heller School
Students of Color Diversity Group at the Heller

Free and open to the public. Parking for the event will be available in the theatre lot (yellow). For more information please see http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/roms/events/index.html or call Romance Studies 781-736-3232.

 

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