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Richard Blanco: Inaugural Poet

January 10, 2013
Christopher Matson

Richard Blanco—son of Cuban immigrants and civil engineer—will be the poet at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 21. Blanco joins the list of inaugural poets that includes such names as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

There are three titles of Richard Blanco's poetry available in the libraries:

City of a Hundred Fires

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