PortTix reported Monday night that all tickets for a Feb. 26 reading by inaugural poet Richard Blanco at Merrill Auditorium have been distributed. Tickets were free.

Blanco, who lives in Bethel, became an overnight sensation after he read a new poem, “One Today” at the inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 21. His reading in Portland will include “One Today” and other works.

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Merrill seats about 1,800 people. The Quimby Family Foundation provided funding for the event, allowing organizer Creative Portland Corp. to distribute tickets free of charge.