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"He said, 'Mom, I have news for you,' " Blanco said, recalling the telephone call from her son a few weeks ago. "Between English and Spanish, he told me that they had chosen him to write and read a poem at the presidential inauguration,” she said.
WASHINGTON — Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience. Blanco, at age 44 the youngest ever inaugural poet, recited a poem that painted vivid scenes about America and included reflections on his
Richard Blanco — the poet you may recognize from his reading of the inaugural poem at the swearing-in Monday — dropping by the Library of Congress Wednesday. Natasha Trethewey, the U.S. poet laureate, currently doing a poet-in-residence stint at the
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco read “One Today” for President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. yesterday. What did you think of the poem? Here is an excerpt: My face, your face, millions of faces in morning's
Richard Blanco's new inauguration poem, "One Today", composed to usher in Barack Obama's second term, is a valiant but not always convincing attempt to square the circles. Ambitious in its length (69 lines), "One Today" reveals a novelistic eye for