Looking for The Gulf Motel

Looking for The Gulf Motel

by Richard Blanco

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ISBN-13: 9780822978398
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 02/12/2012
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 488 KB

About the Author

Richard Blanco was selected as the 2013 inaugural poet for President Barack Obama. He is the author of two other poetry collections: Directions to The Beach of the Dead, winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award; and City of a Hundred Fires, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Exploring themes of Latino identity and place, Blanco's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2000 and Best American Prose Poems and have been featured on NPR. He is a fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, recipient of two Florida Artist Fellowships, and has taught at Georgetown and American universities. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer.

Table of Contents

Contents Looking for The Gulf Motel Part 1 The Name I Wanted: Betting on America Tía Margarita Johnson’s House in Hollywood Cousin Consuelo, On Piano Taking My Cousin’s Photo at the Statue of Liberty Of Consequence, Inconsequently The Island Within Poem Between Havana and Varadero Habla Cuba Speaking 5:00 am in Cuba Practice Problem El Florida Room Sitting on My Mother’s Porch in Westchester, Florida Part 2 Playing House with Pepín Afternoons as Endora Queer Theory: According to My Grandmother Abuelo in a Western The Port Pilot My Brother on Mt. Barker Papá at the Kitchen Table My Father, My Hands Love as if Love Maybe Cheers to Hyakutake Thicker Than Country Killing Mark Love Poem According to Quantum Theory Part 3 Birthday Portrait Mamá with Indians: 1973, 2007 Venus in Miami Beach Cooking with Mamá in Maine House of the Virgin Mary Mi Rosa y Mi Sal Questioning My Cousin Elena Remembering What Tía Noelia Can’t Unspoken Elegy for Tía Cucha Bones, Teeth Burning in the Rain Place of Mind Some Days the Sea Since Unfinished Acknowledgments

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