Posts Tagged: Juan Felipe Herrera

Notable Philadelphia: 4/24–4/30

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week!

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Literature as Expression, Exchange, and Peace

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Everything make sense if you’re an artist. At the Dallas Observer, Caroline North exchanged a few words with current US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who is kicking off his second term with a book tour and several forthcoming projects, including The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon, a series of coloring books written by and for […]

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #4: Poetry That Wants to Tell You What It Has Seen

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.

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Poet Laureate Grew Up a Migrant Worker, Seeing Poetry All Around Him

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Those are some deep landscapes of mountains and grape fields and barns and tractors; families gathering at night to have little celebrations in the mountains and aquamarine lakes way down below. So, see, all that is like living in literature every day. Juan Felipe Herrera, who became the new US poet laureate on Tuesday, talks […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera and August Kleinzahler on their shared National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for 2008. Barbara Jane Reyes has more on Herrera. Ron Silliman on on anthologies: “It is all but impossible to even characterize the map of poetry today. If this were the 1950s, a quarter of America’s poets […]

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