Richard Blanco

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05/28/2014

Washington DC Prepares For Presidential Inauguration

Inaugural Poet To Set Up Visiting Writers Program

Miami’s very own influential poet Richard Blancois has set up a program to help others reach their dreams.

02/18/2014

Washington DC Prepares For Presidential Inauguration

For Inaugural Poet, A Journey Home To America

The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche.

11/29/2013

O Miami

“O, Miami” Brings Poetry To The People

April is National Poetry Month and organizers of one unique Miami festival are recognizing it in their own way.

CBS4–04/02/2013

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Obama Inaugural Poet To Hold “Homecoming” Poetry Reading At Arsht Center

As the inaugural poet, Richard Blanco touched millions of people who watched President Barack Obama take office for a second term. Now that he’s back home in South Florida, Blanco wants to reach out to those closest to him.

CBS4–02/20/2013

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)

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

U.S. President Barack Obama

Beyonce, Clarkson To Perform At Obama Inauguration

President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor scheduled to perform.

CBS4–01/09/2013

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