Poetry Reading and Discussion with Richard Blanco

Monday, February 24
Reception 5-6pm
Poetry Reading and Discussion 6-7:30pm
At the DePaul Art Museum

Richard Blanco is a Cuban American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer. The fifth poet to read at an inauguration, he was the inaugural poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration. He is the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet.

“Richard Blanco is one of the most beloved and influential poets and storytellers writing today. As a historic inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist, he continues to travel the world, inviting audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. ” – Los Angeles Times

Presented by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact: lalsp@depaul.edu /773.325.7316