RICHARD BLANCO: Inaugural Poet, Sept. 27, 2013, 7:30PM Housatonic Valley Regional High School

Richard Blanco, the country’s fifth inaugural poet, playfully says he was Made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States. He means that his mother was seven months pregnant when the family left Cuba as exiles. He was born in Madrid. Forty Five days later the family emigrated to the United States and eventually settled in Miami.

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