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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: ME 811 Blanco
Author: Blanco, Richard,
Title: How to love a country :
Remainder of title: poems /
Summary, etc. note: "The diverse poems in this collection form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet's abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed. But despite each poem's unique subject matter or occasion, all are fundamentally asking one overwhelming question: how to love this country? Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation--our cities and towns--with poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices and note our flaws, yet remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative, pursuing a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation's psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum (out of many, one), charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, and that America could and ought someday to be a county where all narratives converge into one. A country in which we can all truly thrive and truly love"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780807025918
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780807025918
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3552.L36533
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 811/.54
Dates associated with a name: 1968-
Relator term: author.
Uniform title: Poems.
Form subheading: Selections
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Richard Blanco.
Edition statement: First
Place of publication: Boston, MA
Name of publisher: Beacon Press
Date of publication: 2019
Projected publication date: 1903
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: Beacon Press,
: [2019]
Extent: 80 p.; 22 cm.
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Formatted contents note: Election year -- Dreaming a wall -- Complaint of El Rio Grande -- Como tu/Like you/Like me -- Staring at Aspens: a history lesson -- Letter from Yi Cheung -- Leaving in the rain: Limerick, Ireland -- Island body -- What we didn't know about Cuba -- Matters of the sea -- Mother country -- My father in English, indeed -- El americano in the mirror -- Using country in a sentence -- American wandersong -- Imaginary exile -- November eyes -- Let's remake America great -- Easy lynching on Herndon Avenue -- Poetry assignment #4: what do you miss most? -- St. Louis: prayer before dawn -- Until we could -- Between [another door] -- Pulse-one poem -- Funerals -- Remembering Boston strong -- America the beautiful again -- What I know of country -- St. Louis: prayer at dawn -- Now without me -- And so we all fall down -- Cloud anthem.
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Source of acquisition: B & T 04/15/2019
Purchase price: $ 18.95
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Subject: American poetry-21st.century.
Chronological subdivision: 21st century.
Main entry heading: Blanco, Richard, 1968- author.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]
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Title: How to love a country
Record control number: (DLC) 2018050554
International Standard Book Number: 9780807025918
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