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Topic - Richard Blanco
A Maine poet who spoke at the presidential inauguration says he hopes a visiting writers program will help to create a new generation of readers who appreciate poetry.
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco is helping Maine's Gould Academy show that there's more to the prep school than ski programs.
President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor scheduled to perform.
President Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hitmakers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country's most patriotic songs.
Richard Blanco on Thursday announced that the Gould Academy program's first participating writer, poet Spencer Reece, will spend two weeks in Bethel next month.
Blanco describes writing the inaugural poem in his new book, “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey.” A Cuban-American who grew up in Miami, Blanco says he was he was forced to re-examine his relationship with his adopted country in the weeks leading up to the inauguration.