Juan Felipe Herrera 

When: Thu., May 4, 7:30 p.m.
www.artssa.org/juan-felipe-herrera
Herrera is the nation’s first Chicano Poet Laureate, appointed in 2015. Herrera’s experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work. Herrera is a poet, performance artist, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth. Influenced by poet Allen Ginsberg, Herrera’s poetry brims with simultaneity and exuberance, and often takes shape in mural-like, rather than narrative, frames.

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