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An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

California Poet Laureate

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Johnson Hall, room 102
University of Washington
7:00 pm

One of the finest, most innovative and challenging Chicano writers, Herrera has always been in the vanguard of Chicano poetry. He is the author of 23 books of poetry, prose, young adults fiction, and children's literature. Among the honors he has garnered over the years he counts an American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the UC Berkeley Regents Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry, and a Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. In March 2012, Governor Jerry Brown appointed him poet laureate of California, the first Chicano to hold this post.

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