Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco is an important contemporary poet chosen as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States. His collections include City of a Hundred Fires and Looking for the Gulf Motel. He performed his piece ‘One Today’ at the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

One Today

‘One Today’ by Richard Blanco marked the day of Barack Obama’s second inauguration In 2013. This poem features how Americans collectively shape the nation with their hard work and tireless efforts.

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