Seattle Reads 2014: If You Like Richard Blanco's "For All of Us, One Today" -- Fiction
Annotation:In this scathingly inventive tragicomedy, Arenas plays out the dire injustices and absurdities he experienced as an openly gay poet in Castro’s Cuba.
Annotation:Tasked with introducing a new collection of rhyming verse, procrastinating poet Paul Chowder takes us on a charming, irreverent tour of poetry, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Annotation:Blanco tells of his experiences as 2013 inaugural poet, the fifth in history, the youngest, first immigrant, first Latino, first openly gay writer to hold the honor. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the poem, “One Today,” and reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice after the inauguration.
Annotation:Our librarians have compiled a list of nonfiction books and memoirs you might also enjoy. Have a look!
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Richard Blanco's "For All of Us, One Today" is the 2014 Seattle Reads selection. In addition to these reading suggestions, you can find the complete reading group guide here: http://goo.gl/B7VU4.