May 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of poetry featuring the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco. Blanco will present along with several Cape Elizabeth High School students following their day-long poetry workshop.

Please note that this talk will be held at the Cape Elizabeth Middle School Cafetorium! Doors open at 6:00.

Copies of Blanco’s latest book How to Love a Country will be available for purchase and signing.

Richard Blanco is one of the most beloved and influential poets and storytellers writing today.

As a historic presidential inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist, he continues to travel the world, inviting audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words and presence, Blanco taps into our unspoken dreams, hopes and frustrations. He captures the human spirit and condition, in all of its complexities, opening up our minds and encouraging us to see beyond our differences to share in the universal experience of our humanity. Just as Carl Sagan brought cosmology into our living rooms, Blanco is appealing to audiences everywhere and inspiring a new way to think and feel about the poetry of our day, making it an accessible, inclusive and transformative part of our everyday lives.

 

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