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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

Jorie Graham Wins 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry April 11, 2016: Jacket Copy announces the 2016 winners of the L.A. Times Book Prize! This year’s ceremony, which honored the previous year’s best books and their authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival [...] by