Richard Blanco will likely be Florida International University's most talked-about graduate today.
The 44-year-old is the youngest, first openly gay and first Hispanic inaugural poet.
Blanco has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from FIU as well as a Masters of Fine Arts from FIU's creative writing program.
If it seems like Blanco came out of nowhere, author and Virginia Tech professor Ed Falco begs to differ.
"Well FIU, first of all," he said, "has one of the best poetry programs in the country."