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Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco

Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall

October 7, 2016, 4:00 PM

Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, reading his original work “One Today” at President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration ceremony. Blanco is the youngest and first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban-exiled parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work.

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