Richard Blanco on aging and the passage of time

Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco, a poetry professor at FIU and the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on the “Village Voice” where they discussed the themes of age and aging. The discussion celebrated the recent publication of Blanco’s poem “My Father in English” in the New Yorker, and Blanco’s birthday on Feb. 15.

Blanco shared four of his own poems on these themes.

  • “Birthday Portrait”
  • “Since Unfinished”
  • “Mamá with Indians 1973, 2007”
  • “Unspoken Elegy for Tía Cucha”

This article first appeared on WGBH on Feb. 18, 2019.