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Subseries 1.4
Prose, 2007-2017
Boxes 9 - 13

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of published and unpublished prose written by Richard Blanco from 2007-2017. It includes essays, chapter drafts, book drafts, editor comments, notes, and proofs. The majority of the materials in this subseries pertain to Promises of Paradise, an unpublished precursor to The Prince of Los Cocuyos, and The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood (2014), Blanco's memoir which received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir in 2015.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
9 55 "Afternoons as Endora," essay, 2008-2012
9 56 "El Club," essay, undated
9 57 "The Poet-Engineer," essay, 2017
9 58 "Prelude in a Word," memoir chapter, drafts, 2007 May 30
9 59 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, "Americano," television script, 2017 January
10 1 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, bound draft, undated
10 2 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, copyedited manuscript, 2014 May [1 of 3]
10 3 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, copyedited manuscript, 2014 May [2 of 3]
10 4 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, copyedited manuscript, 2014 May [3 of 3]
10 5 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, correspondence, undated
10 6 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, draft, 2014 June 23 [1 of 2]
10 7 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, draft, 2014 June 23 [2 of 2]
10 8 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, draft, 2014 July 14 [1 of 2]
10 9 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, draft, 2014 July 14 [2 of 2]
10 10 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "Becoming Skinny, Cuban, and a Man," undated
10 11 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "El Farito," undated
11 1 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "El Ratoncito Miguel," undated
11 2 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "The First Real San Giving Day," undated
11 3 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "It Takes Un Pueblo," undated
11 4 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "Listening to Mermaids," undated
11 5 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "Losing the Farm," undated
11 6 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "Queen of the Copa," undated
11 7 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, drafts, "Victor the Painter," undated
11 8 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, editing plan, undated
11 9 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, editor comments, 2008-2010
11 10 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, editor comments, 2014 January
11 11 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, foul matter and correction pages, 2014 November 3 [1 of 2]
11 12 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, foul matter and correction pages, 2014 November 3 [2 of 2]
11 13 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, notes and research, undated
11 14 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, postcards, undated
12 1 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, proof, 2014 June 24 [1 of 2]
12 2 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, proof, 2014 June 24 [2 of 2]
12 3 The Prince of Los Cocuyos, uncorrected proof, 2014 September
12 4 Promises of Paradise, bound draft, edited by Brian Leung, undated
12 5 Promises of Paradise, bound draft, edited Mark Neven, undated
12 6 Promises of Paradise, bound draft, edited by Ruth Behar, undated
12 7 Promises of Paradise, drafts, undated [1 of 4]
12 8 Promises of Paradise, drafts, undated [2 of 4]
12 9 Promises of Paradise, drafts, undated [3 of 4]
12 10 Promises of Paradise, drafts, undated [4 of 4]
12 11 Promises of Paradise, notes, undated
13 1 Promises of Paradise, second draft, version 1, undated
13 2 "The Soul of a Poet," forward, outline, and notes, undated
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