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Richard Blanco Poetry

This Is The Star-Studded Poem Celebrating Marriage Equality That Needs To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Get your tissues ready, because this poem is seriously powerful. "Until We Could" is a picture of the love shared in committed same-sex relations...

Inaugural Poet's Beautiful Realization

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.30.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the stree...

A Supposedly Gay-Friendly Cuban Writer Questions Richard Blanco's Manliness

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Ariel Gonzalez

It was inevitable that Richard Blanco's selection as Obama's second inaugural poet would provoke a response from a predictably vocal segment of the Cuban exile community. But I was surprised at what Zoe Valdes posted recently on the right-wing website.

Naming Richard Blanco the Inaugural Poet Is Beautiful

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.19.2013 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

The new Miami is where we take each other seriously; where we come together committed to the cultural and intellectual renaissance of our city; where we re-define ourselves for ourselves and the rest of the country.

Inaugural Poet For 2013 Announced

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books

Today, Richard Blanco was announced as the 2013 Inaugural poet. He will recite a poem at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony on Monday, January 21....