Poet Richard Blanco Talks About Getting Creative

Nov 19, 2015

A page from the new book, One Today.

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 Dav Pilkey (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. 

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.