Poets.org: The theme of this Inauguration is "Our People, Our Future." How might the poem you will offer help explore or speak to this theme?
Blanco: The theme was something I immediately connected with. In my writing I focus mostly on my immediate family, but because I'm Cuban, that means a lot of people. My family is big. There's plenty to write about...
|The 2013 Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, shown here |
with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Patricia Smith at a reading at
the Poetry Center on December 8, 2012.