One Pulse — One Poem

The Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub hit home with Miami native Richard Blanco, best known for his poem ‘One Today’ delivered at President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is Blanco’s poem for Orlando

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Chicago Humanities Festival

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. Richard Blanco’s "The Prince of los Cocuyos" explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants in Miami and his attempts to understand his place in America while...

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Until We Could

Until We Could, a gorgeous new video poem written by Richard Blanco, celebrates love and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster. For more info on the campaign to win marriage...

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Tech Awards Gala

Richard Blanco was selected by President Obama as the nation's fifth inaugural poet, joining the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, and Elizabeth Alexander . The theme of the 2013 presidential inauguration, "Faith in America's...

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Fragrance Foundation Awards

Richard performs his poem “To the Artists Invisible” at the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Awards. Hosted by SNL alum Dana Carvey, with honored guests including Taylor Swift, André Leon Talley, Jessica Szohr, Dita Von Teese, and others.

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