"Matters of the Sea / Cosas del mar "is a commemorative bilingual chapbook that beautifully reproduces Richard Blanco s stirring poem presented during the historic reopening ceremony of the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 2015.
" Matters of the Sea" is one of the most emotionally complex and personal poems I ve ever written, invested with all my love for the people of two countries that are part of my very being. As with the presidential inauguration in 2013, I am once again humbled and honored to participate as a poet in another historic moment of such significance.I m elated by the power of poetry to mark such important, communal moments and to be a catalyst for change and understanding by reaching deep into our emotional selves and connecting us to our shared humanity. Richard Blanco"
Matters of the Sea / Cosas Del Mar
University of Pittsburgh Press
A Poem Commemorating a New Era in US-Cuba Relations
Education & Reference