Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco was chosen by President Barack Obama to compose and deliver the Inaugural Poem in January 2013. The author of three collections of poems, Blanco has a B.A. in Civil Engineering and an M.F.A. in Poetry; his awards include honors from the PEN American Center, the Bread Loaf Writers Center and the Florida Council on the Arts. He is a passionate and articulate advocate for LGBT and immigration rights.
This event is sponsored by the English Department, Bacca Foundation, Office of the Dean of the Faculty and Office of the President.
There will be a book signing. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets required.
Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room