Writer’s Institute: Reading and Craft Talk w/Richard Blanco- Poetry’s Public & Private Realms
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Readings and Craft Talks
Richard Blanco- Poetry’s Public & Private Realms Monday, July 27 The task of writing an occasional poem, as Richard Blanco did for President Obama’s inauguration, is often deemed the “kiss of death.” But why? Drawing on his experiences as presidential inaugural poet, Blanco will discuss not only the great challenges such poems present, but also the great opportunities they offer to enhance our perspectives on matters of craft such as audience, tension, boundaries, inspiration, and voice. Through the lens of his inaugural poem, and many other occasional and commissioned poems he’s written, Blanco will share how the lessons he’s learned can serve to improve our more personal poems, as well as consider how these intersect with the more public and civic role poetry can play, and inspire us to write beyond our autobiographical comfort zone.
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