Mar
18

Thursday March 18, 2021

4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture Series Presents: Richard Blanco

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The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture Series Presents: Richard Blanco

The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture Series Presents:

Richard Blanco
President Obama’s Inaugural Poet 2013
Lambda Literary Award for Memoir
The Art of Home
Richard Blanco was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States—meaning his mother, seven months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid where he was born. Only forty-five days later, they emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Miami.  His unique and complex genesis informs the central theme of his poetry, namely: home—and all that immense word encompasses and calls to mind. Blanco will share poems and remarks that speak to his never-ending journey to find home through the lens of his family and ethnicity as an immigrant, through his livelihood as a professional engineer, through his artistry as a poet, through his sexuality as a gay man, and through his Americanness as the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet. His work and life illuminate our universal longing for that proverbial home where we belong and can feel whole.
Thursday, March 18
4:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 920 4935 8234
Passcode: 575414