A Reading with the 5th Inaugural Poet of the United States

Richard Blanco, poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

Thursday, March 27, 2014
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Richard Blanco's website

As a historic inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist, Richard Blanco 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. 

This event is open to the public.

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