Richard Blanco and the American Experience


Richard Blanco made history even before he read his poem by becoming not only the youngest inaugural poet, but also the first Latino and openly gay figure to be an inaugural poet.  This is an incredible accomplishment for him personally, as well as, for our country as a whole.  What he represents alone shows the strides of progress that our nation is making.  On top of that, Blanco was able to deliver an honest, heartfelt poem that defined the American experience, emphasizing just how universal it is.  Hopefully, Richard Blanco was heard by everyone who was watching the inauguration and it would be nice to see the progress he represents continue in the future.  Here is the 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco.


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