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Poet Richard Blanco Launches Writing Project To Lift Cuba’s ‘Emotional Embargo’

Red Latina. 06-11-2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba’s “emotional embargo.” Blanco and writer Ruth Behar, both Cuban-Americans, told The Associated Press they are launching “Bridges to/from Cuba” as a forum for Cubans on and off the island …

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Juan Felipe Herrera, The First Latino To Hold The Post as U.S. Poet Laureate

Red Latina. 06-11-2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A son of migrant farm workers in California, Juan Felipe Herrera will be the next U.S. poet in chief. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday the appointment of Herrera as the nation’s 21st poet laureate for 2015 through 2016, beginning in September. Herrera, 66, …

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