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A Poet’s Mission

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Richard Blanco: Photo courtesy of Blue Flower Arts literary speakers agency

Richard Blanco is a hot property. This Cuban-American immigrant, trained as an engineer to build bridges and highways but with a master’s degree in creative writing, was selected by the inaugural committee to write and read a poem at President Obama’s second swearing-in last January, a poem he wrote in three weeks. Ever since, he has been in constant demand. On Sept. 27 he will be the first speaker in The Salisbury Forum’s fall schedule.

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