Poet Richard Blanco on Figuring Out His Identity and Place in America

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Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama’s second inauguration, was the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. He describes growing up in Miami as the child of Cuban immigrants. His memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood  explores his coming-of-age story and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

Prince of Los Cucuyos by Richard Blanco