“Havanasis” by Richard Blanco

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Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco reads “Havanasis” during City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry Month.

Richard Blanco‘s most recent project is a blog, Bridges to/From Cuba: Lifting the Emotional Embargo, co-created with Ruth Baher. In his work, Blanco explores his own specific and complicated identities as a means of asking universal questions about identity, belonging, and home. In 2015, the Academy of American Poets named him its first Education Ambassador.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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