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Scout Dialogue: Writers Collection

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco

Special | 28m 47s

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Marcia Franklin talks with Richard Blanco, the first LatinX and gay inaugural poet. Blanco wrote a poem for President Obama's second inaugural and read it at the ceremony. He discusses what that was like, the themes of his work, and the power of poetry to change lives. Mr. Blanco was the keynote speaker at the Idaho Humanities Council's annual event in 2019.

Aired: 12/20/19 | Rating: TV-G

Major Funding by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. Additional Funding by the Friends of Idaho Public Television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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