Richard Blanco

  • January 22, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration.
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  • January 22, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration.
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  • January 21, 2013   BY Meredith Garretson  

    Richard Blanco reads “One Today” at the inauguration of President Obama.
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  • January 21, 2013  

    Poet Richard Blanco is the first Hispanic and openly gay man to read the inaugural poem during a presidential inauguration. Like President Obama in his inaugural address, Blanco used poetry to emphasize the unity of the nation, the diversity of America’s people and the hard work that is part of the American ethic. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday that Richard Blanco has been chosen to read a poem at President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21. Blanco will become the first Hispanic and first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. At 44, he is also the youngest poet ever given that task.
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