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CFK Poetics: A Visiting Writer Series featuring Richard Blanco

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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Richard Blanco

Each April for 12 years, CFK has celebrated National Poetry Month by inviting students, poets, and community members alike to participate in the College’s annual poetry reading series. The series, led by students in the College’s poetry writing class, is an open-mic program that features classic, contemporary, and self-crafted poems. The event tackles a new theme in poetry every year. A longstanding interest in the annual series has led to developing a visiting poets series in fall 2019, entitled Poetics.

The success of the event prompted interest in the development of a recurring poetry series. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the College reimagined Poetics as a hybrid virtual and in-person celebration of poetry. The 2021 Poetics series will focus on the theme of ‘Conjunction: An Occurrence Together in Time and Space,’ and explore the perpetual desire for culture and community in a socially distant world. Events will kick off in spring 2021 ahead of National Poetry Month with a virtual reading by Richard Blanco and a second event featuring Ross Gay.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the College of the Florida Keys.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm -
March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Richard Blanco, Poet
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Combination of in-person and virtual/online

Event Contact:

Emily Schulten Weekley
(305) 809-3139

Event Venue:

The College of the Florida Keys Library
901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
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Venue Phone:
(305) 809-3139

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