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Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Speaks Friday at Carlow

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When Richard Blanco delivered the traditional poetry reading at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013, he made history in several categories. 

Blanco is the youngest, and the first out gay man to hold that honor. Born into a family of Cuban exiles, he’s also the first Latino, and the first immigrant to serve as inaugural poet.

Blanco will read from his work tonight at 7:30 at Carlow University, as part of the “Madwomen in the Attic” speakers’ series.

90.5 WESA’s weekend literary program, “Prosody,” will have a longer interview with Blanco at 6:30 a.m. on October 10th.