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Poet Richard Blanco Talks About Getting Creative

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Richard Blanco's poem for President Obama's second inauguration, "One Today," just came out as a children's book, with illustrations by Captain Underpants creator DavPilkey (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers).

Blanco is a poet and a civil engineer and says in the right brain/left brain equation, he uses both sides in equal measure. He recently spent some time with us talking about his own childhood. 

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Richard Blanco's One Today, with illustrations by Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 Richard Blanco will be at the Miami Book Fair talking about bridges to and from Cuba (Blanco is the son of Cuban immigrants) and presenting the new book.

Alicia Zuckerman has loved audio since she was a kid listening to comedy albums and call-in radio advice shows she probably shouldn't have been listening to. She is Editorial Director at WLRN where she edits narrative and investigative audio journalism. She routinely reminds reporters to find and make moments of joy, which is how she learned you can grow mangoes on a balcony, and about the popularity of Manischewitz in the Caribbean. In 2020, she was named Editor of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter.