Richard Blanco–not “Blanco” at all, in fact: “A Person of Color”
From south Florida's PBS affiliate WLRN:
In in a heady achievement announced late last year, Blanco received a prestigious “Beyond Margins Award” from PEN, the international writers’ organization, in recognition of his work. Some 130 books of poetry by writers of color were nominated for the 2006 awards; Blanco’s second book of poetry, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, published in 2005, was one of five winners.
We look forward to seeing many media interviews with Richard's proud Cuban-exile mom on this issue.