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Richard Blanco

Title: Temporary Distinguished University Professor

Phone: 305-348-2874


Department(s): English

Richard was named the fifth Presidential Inaugural Poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of luminary American poets Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He is the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, reciting "One Today," an original poem he wrote for President Obama's second inauguration in January 2013.