One Today: Live Reading by Obama’s Inauguration Poet 20:00 12th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing

Richard Blanco, with introduction by Bradford Philen

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 belonging.

This event is brought to you with the kind support of International School of Beijing.

Price: 80 RMB  Purchase Online

The Bookworm 8 pm

Event code: BW12F

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