Presented by Teton County Library
Teton County Library presents
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Community Program: We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration
The Center Theater
7PM Lecture in The Center Theater
8PM Book signing in the lobby
Free tickets are available starting APRIL 3 at the library Front Desk
About Juan Felipe Herrera
The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University, and he earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His numerous poetry collections include 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007, Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008), and Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream (1999). In addition to publishing more than a dozen collections of poetry, Herrera has written short stories, young adult novels, and children’s picture books. In 2015 he was named the 21st United States Poet Laureate, the first Mexican-American to hold the position, for which he is currently serving his second term. - See more at: http://tclib.org/programs/adults-page/juan-felipe-...
About the U.S. Poet Laureate
Serving as the nation's official poet, the Poet Laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry. He or she is appointed to the position by the Librarian of Congress for a one-year term.