From the Daily Kos:Inaugural poet Richard Blanco of Bethel, Maineattribution: NPRThe U.S. says "Thanko"to Mainer Richard Blanco.CHEERS to the planning-board poet. Yes, inaugural poet Richard Blanco, who wowed the crowd Monday, is indeed on the planning board in the tiny western Maine town of Bethel. He's also an openly-gay engineer, has published three books of his poems, and is now riding a wave of fame. Monday he spoke with both Soledad O'Brien and Anderson Cooper on what it was like to scrounge up enough words that rhyme with "Nantucket" to create and deliver on the Capitol steps his nine-stanza masterpiece entitled, Hey, Before You Put Up That Shed You'll Need A Permit, America. You can watch the interviews here.
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