Sunday, January 20, 2013

Inaugural poet: My story is America's

Richard Blanco, inaugural poet, obama, inauguration

Richard Blanco, a poet and teacher, was chosen to be the nation's fifth inaugural poet, but first Latino, openly gay inaugural poet. He is the author of the collections of poetry "City of a Hundred Fires," "Directions to the Beach of the Dead," "Place of Mind," and "Looking for the Gulf Motel."

Richard Blanco could claim three countries by the time he was 45 days old. Questions of negotiation of identity obsess his writing and his psyche.

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