The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the July discussion of the Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring How to Love a Country by Richard Blanco, one of Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2019.
This collection asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive. Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes.
President Barack Obama wrote, "Blanco's contributions to the fields of poetry and the arts have already paved a path forward for future generations of writers...Our Nation was built on the freedom of expression, and poetry has long played an important role in telling the story of our Union and illuminating the experiences that unite all people."
This is a virtual event via Zoom. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, you must email [email protected] Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, and 10% of your purchase supports programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print or e-book formats.
The discussion is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill. Live closed captioning is available at this virtual event.