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Richard Blanco at the Lincoln Theater

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:25pm

Please join us at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on Tuesday, July 9th at 7PM to hear poet Richard Blano talk about his newest collection of poetry "How to Love a Country." This collection both interrogates the American narrative, past and present, and celebrates the still unkept promise of its ideals. This event is a fundraiser for the Skidompha Public Library and tickets cost $20 per person, and Sherman's will be selling books at the event. Tickets can be purchased in person at our Damariscotta location, Skidompha Library, or Lincoln Theater, and online at

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Selected by President Obama to be the fifth inaugural poet in history, Richard Blanco followed in the footsteps of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first openly gay person to serve in the role, he read his inaugural poem, "One Today" on January 21, 2013. Blanco and his family arrived in Miami as exiles from Cuba through Madrid where he was born. The negotiation of cultural identity and universal themes of place and belonging, characterize his three collections of poetry. His poems have also appeared in The Best American Poetry and Great American Prose Poems. Blanco is a Fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, recipient of two Florida Artist Fellowships, and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. A builder of cities as well as poems, he is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Bethel, Maine, and Miami, Florida. He currently serves as the Education Ambassador for the American Academy of Poets.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
How to Love a Country: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807025918
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beacon Press - March 26th, 2019