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July 4, 2013

Hyla Brook Poets welcome Obama inaugural poet


A third collection, “Looking for the Gulf Motel,” won the Patterson Poetry Prize and Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle.

Blanco’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2000, Great American Prose Poems, Breadloaf Anthology of New American Poets, and American Poetry: The Next Generation.

Blanco is a Fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, recipient of two Florida artist fellowships, and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

Blanco is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Bethel, Maine.

This is a joint presentation of the trustees of the Robert Frost Farm and the Hyla Brook Reading Series.

Upcoming Hyla Brook Reading Series events include X.J Kennedy on July 11; Dan Chiasson on Aug. 8; and Alfred Nicol on Sept. 12.

A monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at its summer home at the Frost Farm. The next workshop is July 20.

For information, contact Robert Crawford at or visit

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