When: Thu., April 10, 7:30 p.m. 2014
In the Basile Auditorium: Born in Madrid in 1968, Richard Blanco immigrated with his Cuban-exile family to Miami, later earning a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.F.A. in creative writing. His books include City of a Hundred Fires (1998), Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), and Looking for the Gulf Motel (2012). In 2013, Blanco served as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, performing "One Today," an original poem for the occasion. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as part of IUPUI’s Research Day 2014, this reading is free and open to the public.