News Archive 2009-2018

Video: Mainer Chosen as Inaugural Poet (Portland Press Herald) Archives

A poet from Bethel, Maine, has been chosen as the inaugural poet when President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term January 21. Richard Bianco, the 44-year-old  son of Cuban exiles, is the youngest-ever inaugural poet. Read more in the Portland Press Herald and watch Bianco recite his poem “Betting on America” in New York City’s Bryant Park in 2012.