Obama taps Latino poet for inauguration
January 9th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama taps Latino poet for inauguration

(CNN) - Richard Blanco, the poet who likes to describe himself as being made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States, will serve as the inaugural poet when President Barack Obama takes the oath of office for a second term this month.

Blanco will be the first Latino, the first openly gay person and the youngest poet to serve in the highly coveted role.


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  1. Woman In California

    I didn't particularly care for the poem at the last inaguration, so I hope Blanco does a better job this time around.

    January 9, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |