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For all of us, one today : an inaugural poet's journey, Richard Blanco

Label
For all of us, one today : an inaugural poet's journey
Title
For all of us, one today
Title remainder
an inaugural poet's journey
Statement of responsibility
Richard Blanco
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fluid, poetic memoir anchored by Richard Blanco's experiences as America's fifth inaugural poet In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, "One Today," as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion ("Mother Country" and "What We Know of Country"), published here for the first time ever, alongside translations of all three poems into his native Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere through the power of poetry and his vision for its new role in our nation's consciousness. Like the inaugural poem itself, For All of Us Today speaks to what makes this country and its people great, marking a triumphant moment in American history and letters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanco, Richard
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L36533
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blanco, Richard
  • Poets, American
  • Immigrants
  • Gay men
Label
For all of us, one today : an inaugural poet's journey, Richard Blanco
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780807033807
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013038547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn859168571
  • (OCoLC)859168571
Label
For all of us, one today : an inaugural poet's journey, Richard Blanco
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780807033807
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013038547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn859168571
  • (OCoLC)859168571

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
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