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A modern-day Walt Whitman

If others besides The Post’s television critic are unsure whether Richard Blanco’s moving Inauguration Day evocation of America’s greatness and diversity is poetry, they can turn to virtually any page of the collected works of Walt Whitman, considered by many to be America’s greatest poet, for reassurance. Blanco’s rhythms, themes and scope all echo Whitman’s timeless voice.

William Kloman, Washington

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