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Richard Blanco

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Richard Blanco



Richard Blanco's inaugural poem, One Today, may have addressed the whole nation, but the details were full of South Florida.

 

Blanco is the son of Cuban exiles. He was born in Spain and came to Miami as a small child. He trained to be a civil engineer but a class at Florida International University later launched his poetry career. His poetry draws on images of a childhood spent in a tight-knit South Florida Cuban community.