Conflict & Justice

Son of Cuban Exiles, Richard Blanco, Recites Inauguration Poem

Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration.

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She delivered her poem at President Clinton's ceremony in 1993.

On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.

The World's Alex Gallafent has this report.

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    Richard Blanco (Photo: @rblancopoet Twitter profile)

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    President Barack Obama greets poet Richard Blanco after his reading at the presidential inauguration. (Photo: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool)