Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW12F
President Barack Obama selected Richard Blanco in 2012 to
serve as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, putting him in the elite
company of Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, and Elizabeth Alexander.
Born in Madrid to Cuban parents, Blanco grew up in Miami and has used his work
to probe questions of identity and place. He is the youngest, first Latino,
immigrant, and gay person to read at a presidential inauguration. Come listen
to one of the finest poets in the U.S. share his journey of discovery and
This event is brought
to you with the kind support of International School of Beijing.