Special Event with Poet Juan Felipe Herrera
Join NCTE and the Library of Congress for a special National Hispanic Heritage Month webinar with Poet Juan Felipe Herrera on Thursday, October 15, at 4 p.m. ET.
This session will feature an intimate conversation with former US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who will unpack one of his poems recorded for the PALABRA Archive (Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape) and provide insight into his writing process. He will also discuss poets in the archive who have influenced him, and participants will have the opportunity to ask Herrera questions. NCTE President Alfredo Celedón Luján will moderate this session.
This event is open to the public, registration required.
Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2015-2017.
Photo credit: Blue Flower Arts.
Juan Felipe Herrera was born in Fowler, California, in 1948. He is the author of 30 books of poetry, novels for young adults, and collections for children, including Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the International Latino Book Award. Herrera has also published 11 books of young adult and children’s books, including most recently Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes (2014), a picture book showcasing inspiring Hispanic and Latino Americans. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards, a PEN / Beyond Margins Award, a PEN USA National Poetry Award, a PEN Oakland / Josephine Miles Award, two Américas Awards, two Pura Belpré Author Honor Awards, the Independent Publisher Book Award, and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Elected a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets in 2011, Herrera served as the Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the 36th L.A. Times Book Prizes.
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