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Poet Richard Blanco speaks during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Full Text Of Richard Blanco’s “One Today” Poem

Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem “One Today” at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

CBS4–01/21/2013

Poet Richard Blanco speaks during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former Miamian Makes History As Obama’s Inaugural Poet

Former Miami resident Richard Blanco has had his voice heard at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration as he became the first Hispanic inaugural poet. He is also the first openly gay one to read a verse at the occasion and at the age of 44, he is also the youngest.

CBS4–01/21/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama

Former Miamian Is First Latino Selected As Inauguration’s Poet

In roughly two weeks, Richard Blanco will read a poem before millions worldwide at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. When he does, he will be making history three times over: as the youngest poet, who is openly gay, and a Cuban-American.

CBS4–01/09/2013

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