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Juan Felipe Herrera Sparks Poetry in Chicago Public Schools June 2, 2017: PBS NewsHour examines a new initiative in Chicago public schools, aimed at inspiring students to perform better, academically, and to challenge the violence in their city. As Judy Woodruff explains, [...] by

TC Tolbert Named Tucson Poet Laureate March 14, 2017: At a ceremony on Friday, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson named TC Tolbert the city’s newest poet laureate. The announcement dovetailed with the Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on [...] by

Laura Wetherington on the Power of Listening in Uncertain Times March 7, 2017: At the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s blog, 1508, Laura Wetherington discusses the reasons why poetry matters so much to readers, writers, and publishers in moments of political [...] by

Always a Good Time to Be A Poet: Juan Felipe Herrera Interviewed at Washington Post March 3, 2017: The son of immigrant farmworkers, Juan Felipe Herrera has served as U.S. poet laureate since 2015. He’s witnessed the transition from an Obama presidency to the current administration. From his [...] by

U.S. Poet Laureate Encourages Bilingualism, Translation, & Storytelling as We Face Deportation Fears February 23, 2017: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera read poems at Emory’s Schwartz Center on February 19, and in speaking to the university’s Emory Wheel about the event, decried Trump’s wall [...] by

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Visits San Diego Students January 27, 2017: Former California Poet Laureate and now our nation’s poet laureate (for a second term) Juan Felipe Herrera spoke to students at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California about discovering [...] by

Juan Felipe Herrera Selects Ray Gonzalez for 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship December 22, 2016: Juan Felipe Herrera has selected poet Ray Gonzalez for the 2017 Witter Bynner Fellowship, reports the Library of Congress. Gonzalez will receive a $10,000 fellowship to fully support the writing of [...] by

Juan Felipe Herrera Profiled at University of Notre Dame Website October 4, 2016: Juan Felipe Herrera is visiting Notre Dame this week, and “[t]he significance of his visit is tied to why Notre Dame chose to start the Institute for Latino Studies in 1999,” says Francisco [...] by

Searching for Tía Harriet September 30, 2016: Every once in a while I’ll hear a Latinx poet on social media describe getting published in Poetry as a dream come true. Invariably I’ll roll my inner eye. Sure, I get the prestige and the fact [...] by

‘Art is not a goal, it is a new space’: A Conversation With Juan Felipe Herrera September 27, 2016: Up at Letras Latinas blog is an exclusive interview with U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, conducted by Luis Lopez-Maldonado. The conversation ranges across Herrera’s career, working [...] by