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Inaugural Poet In Free Appearance At Manchester's Cheney Hall

Inaugural Poet In Free Appearance At Manchester's Cheney Hall

MANCHESTER — Richard Blanco, who read his poem, "One Today," at President Barack Obama's second inauguration, will perform some of his works Tuesday at Cheney Hall.

Set for 7 p.m., the event is free and open to the public and also will include readings by several Connecticut poets.

Obama chose Blanco to serve as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history. Others have included Robert Frost, who read at President John F. Kennedy's 1961 inauguration, and Maya Angelou, who read at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration.

"Richard Blanco's appearance at Cheney Hall is a real coup for Manchester's vibrant arts community," Imagine Main Street Chairman...

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