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Juan Felipe Herrera

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19920117

Chicano poet and writer Juan Felipe Herrera uses his work to reveal his evolution from a young migrant farm workers’ child to university professor. Herrera reads from his poetry books, Akrílica, Exiles of Desire, and Rebozos of Love. He discusses his use of Spanish and English in his poetry and how his unique use of politics and social issues broadens his writing and creates thought-provoking questions throughout his works of literature. A 2016 reading with Juan Felipe Herrera is also available in our Audio Archives.

| Subject Matter: Chicano, Family, Culture | Interview Year: 1992 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: United States Poet Laureate, National Book Critics Circle Award, Ezra Jack Keats Award |

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Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.