Richard Blanco, at 44, has reached the ranks of renowned poets Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He reveals what it was like to speak at inauguration in front of the President, the First Lady and a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
The nation’s newly re-elected 44th President did not shy away from trumpeting a progressive agenda, in what many see as a strong nod to the diverse and broad coalition which elected him to a second term.
Watch Cuban-American poet, Richard Blanco, deliver the inaugural poem, “One Today,” during President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Meet the Latinos who will speak,perform, entertain and inspire at the 2013 Presidential inauguration.
Cuban American Richard Blanco will be the youngest and first Latino and gay poet, to write and recite a poem at a U.S presidential inauguration ceremony.