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As Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco Is Expected To Be A Voice Of Diversity - The Washington Post

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For President Obama, the inauguration on Jan. 21 will be one of innumerable moments in the spotlight, albeit a significant one. But for the official inaugural poet -- for poetry itself -- it will be a singular event: Tens of millions of people all over the world will listen. In unison. To a poem. For many, it will be the only poem they hear for four years.

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