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Review of ‘The Prince of los Cocuyos’

Most non-poetry-reading Americans first encountered Richard Blanco in 2013, when he was the presidential inauguration poet. On that occasion, his moving poem “One Today” made passing reference to his Spanish-speaking mother who rang up groceries for 20 years and his father who cut sugarcane so Richard could move ahead in the family’s new country.

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Interview with Richard Blanco

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco talks about his hilarious and moving new memoir, The Prince of los Cocuyos.


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