Posts Tagged: Richard Blanco
A funny thing happened on the way to President Obama’s second inauguration Monday. The president’s speech and Richard Blanco’s poem got reversed.
Broadly speaking, one’s expectations of political rhetoric is that, at its worst, it reduces complex argument to slogans and platitudes or, at its best, that it singles out constituencies and individual citizens in order to focus on the day-to-day concerns that society can address....more
“I always say poetry is the only job in the world that when someone says, ‘You made me cry,’ you say, ‘Thank you.’ To be genuinely moved by the poem is the most incredible honor.”
The other day, the Poetry Foundation sat down with inaugural poet Richard Blanco to talk about all things poetry and presidential....more
As of today the question of whether President Barack Obama or former Governor Mitt Romney won the Cuban vote in Florida, traditionally a solid Republican bloc, remains in dispute. Back in early November exit polls had the president with 51%. If accurate, that was a major surprise and a major breakthrough....more