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Richard Blanco

Blanco was commissioned by USA Today to write a poem that reflects on the El Paso shooting.

October 04 2019 8:07 PM

The first gay, Latinx, and immigrant inaugural poet reads from his new book, How to Love a Country, and provides a lesson in writing.

April 30 2019 6:03 PM

The gay inaugural poet, who is Cuban-American, read a moving poem at the historic occasion in Havana.

August 17 2015 4:04 PM

Richard Blanco, the first openly gay and Latino man to deliver the inaugural poem, has a powerful new piece reflecting on the decade since marriage equality first came to the U.S.

September 22 2014 3:21 PM

Poems from LGBT writers Richard Blanco, Frank Bidart, Eileen Myles, Mark Doty, Judy Grahn, CAConrad, and Tim Trace Peterson explore what it means to be queer in America.

November 18 2013 6:00 AM