Editor's Note: Apologies for the late postings today. I was away from my computer over the holiday weekend.
América by Richard Blanco was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on July 4, 2013. The Cuban-American poet gives an autobiographical account in mostly prose-like verse of some cultural differences between his native and adopted countries. Particularly, the concept of Thanksgiving remains foreign to his older relatives as does the food associated with it. This is a deeply personal poem but achieves at least a modicum of universal appeal as it compares the two cultures.