To close out National Poetry Month, Litquake is thrilled to
welcome former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to our Seismic Salon, where
he will discuss poetry, his work, and career. Herrera also served
as California State Poet Laureate from 2012-2014. His many published collections
include the recent Every Day We Get More Illegal; Notes on
the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; and 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. He
is also author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which
received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children
include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, Jabberwalking, and Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into
a musical for young audiences in New York City. Herrera is also a
performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous
communities and at-risk youth.
Litquake is deeply grateful to Juan Felipe Herrera for donating his valuable time to help Litquake raise money.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Limited to 10 participants. $100, or $500 for all six salons
This campaign has ended or is not currently active.
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