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Gay Latino to speak at inaugural.
01-09-2013, 08:05 AM
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Gay Latino to speak at inaugural.
From Towleroad.com

Quote:President Obama has chosen Richard Blanco to write and recite an original poem at his inauguration later this month, the NYT reports:

Like Mr. Obama, who chronicled his multicultural upbringing in a best-selling autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Mr. Blanco has been on a quest for personal identity through the written word. He said his affinity for Mr. Obama springs from his own feeling of straddling different worlds; he is Latino and gay (and worked as a civil engineer while pursuing poetry). His poems are laden with longing for the sights and smells of the land his parents left behind.

Now Mr. Obama is about to pluck Mr. Blanco out of the relatively obscure and quiet world of poetry and put him on display before the entire world. On Wednesday the president's inaugural planners will announce that Mr. Blanco is to be the 2013 inaugural poet, joining the ranks of notables like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/01/blanco....z2HUG2Y1Kf

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