Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera at the [[University of California, Washington Center]], April 24, Juan Felipe Herrera (born on December 27, 1948) is an American poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera was the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017. He is a major figure in the literary field of Chicano poetry.

Herrera's experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work, such as the children's book ''Calling the Doves'', which won the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award in 1997. Community and art have always been part of what has driven Herrera, beginning in the mid-1970s, when he was director of the ''Centro Cultural de la Raza'', an occupied water tank in Balboa Park that had been converted into an arts space for the community.

Herrera’s publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children, with twenty-one books in total in the last decade. His 2007 volume ''187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007'' contains texts in both Spanish and English that examine the cultural hybridity that "revolve around questions of identity" on the U.S.-Mexico border. Herrera was awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for ''Half the World in Light''. In 2012, he was appointed California Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown.

In 2011, Herrera was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2015, Herrera was appointed as the nation's first Chicano or, more broadly, Latino poet laureate.

On June 11, 2016, Herrera was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oregon State University. In August 2022, Juan Felipe Herrera Elementary School opened as part of Fresno Unified School District. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1974
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1985
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1989
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1994
    Government Document Book
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1997
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1995
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1998
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2000
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2000
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2001
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1999
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2002
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2005
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2005
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2008
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 1996
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2013
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2014
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    by Herrera, Juan Felipe
    Published 2015
    Book
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