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Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco, Gay Inaugural Poet, Pens Anthem for Latinx Lives

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

Richard Blanco on How to Love a Country (and Write a Poem)

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

Richard Blanco Urges U.S. and Cuba to 'Heal Together'

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

WATCH: 10 Years of Marriage Equality Will Make You Weep

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.

7 Queer Poets You Should Know

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.