Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet: On Diversity, Literary Closets & Miami’s Gay Culture

Over the past two months, there’s been a lot of media coverage about Richard Blanco, the fifth poet to be featured at the inauguration of the President of the U.S.  Much of it centered on his identity.  Son of Cuban exiles.  Cuban-American immigrant who grew up working class in Miami.  Young– forty-four years old.  Openly gay.

“I’m so used to wearing many hyphens,” Blanco said.

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News, The Mirror.


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