Richard Blanco’s “The Prince of Los Cocuyos”


Guest: Richard Blanco

In January of 2013, RICHARD BLANCO made history by not only becoming the youngest inaugural poet ever, but he also became the first openly gay, the first immigrant, and the first Latino to earn the distinction. Now he’s out with a memoir that explores his childhood as a Cuban-American in Miami. Blanco explores what it was like to yearn to be “American,” to be a closeted homosexual in a macho culture, his gregarious family, and his experiences working at the family bodega. In this hour of Radio Times, Richard Blanco joins us to discuss his memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, his experience as the inaugural poet, and more.

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