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The Resource How to love a country : poems, Richard Blanco

How to love a country : poems, Richard Blanco

Label
How to love a country : poems
Title
How to love a country
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Richard Blanco
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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1968-
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Blanco, Richard
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L36533
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
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How to love a country : poems, Richard Blanco
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780807025918
Lccn
2018050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1043141209
  • (OCoLC)1043141209
  • 1004929
Label
How to love a country : poems, Richard Blanco
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780807025918
Lccn
2018050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1043141209
  • (OCoLC)1043141209
  • 1004929

Library Locations

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      5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50310, US
      41.61090195 -93.68839790996259
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