Richard Blanco, the inaugural poet for President Obama's second term, spent a day on campus last week. Before his evening poetry reading, Blanco had a busy afternoon visiting with staff, students and faculty, and offering a poetry workshop for students.

For one hour, in the living room of 30 College Street, Blanco sat with students interested in writing and performing poetry. Following this session, he met with President Barry Mills, signed books at the College bookstore and attended a dinner with students from Maine (Blanco lives in Bethel, Maine), as well as with Latino and LGBTIQ students.

In this video excerpt from his evening talk, Blanco reads his poem, "América" The full reading will be available soon.

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