Posts tagged with: "Richard Blanco"

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior […]

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Richard Blanco is returning to FIU, this time as a professor. The FIU alumnus has spent his career writing and […]

U2 performs on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage.

Hey Richard, U2 is on the line

Alumnus’ poem sets the tone for “Joshua Tree” tour Each night, as U2 prepares to take to the stage, the […]

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6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

6 famous FIU connections: U2, President Trump, Disney princess

FIU has nearly 200,000 alumni. We’re one of the 10 largest universities in America. So it might stand to reason that we’re connected […]

Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims

Alumnus Richard Blanco pens tribute to Orlando victims

In the weeks following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people, the nation has rallied to […]

Inaugural Poet, alumnus discusses universal theme of ‘becoming’

Inaugural Poet, alumnus discusses universal theme of ‘becoming’

By Gisela Valencia “This is a homecoming for me in many ways, in many layers… coming back to Miami and […]

Inaugural poet to join U.S. Embassy ceremony in Cuba

Inaugural poet to join U.S. Embassy ceremony in Cuba

Alumnus Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97 will take to the steps of the United States embassy in Havana Aug. 14 […]

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