05/22/2013 02:14 pm ET

Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Pushes For Immigration And Gay Causes

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So many things have changed for Richard Blanco since he was named the 2013 presidential inauguration poet.

Even poetry has changed for the Cuban-American.

Blanco, 45, found that his selection as the poet for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony catapulted him onto a bigger stage. Not just on that day, but since then.

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