Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.
The reading and talk will be followed by a Q+A and book signing. Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase at the event.
Aspen Winter Words with author Juan Felipe Herrera.