Film, Video Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the Hispanic Law Collection

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Title
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the Hispanic Law Collection
Summary
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera continues his voyage through the Library's collections as part of his La Casa de Colores project. In a visit to the Law Library, curator Nathan Dorn displays the treasures of the Hispanic Law Collection, which include a 1579 edition one of the primary documents of Hispanic law, the Visigothic Code.
Event Date
January 19, 2016
Notes
-  Nathan Dorn is a curator and collections specialist in the Law Library of Congress.
-  Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. In 2012, he was named poet laureate of California. Herrera is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for "Half the World in Light" and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 1990, Herrera was a distinguished teaching fellow at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and he has taught elsewhere, including in prisons. He is the author of more than 25 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, most recently "Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes," a picture book showcasing inspirational Hispanic and Latino Americans. Herrera's most recent collection of poems is "Senegal Taxi."
Related Resources
La Casa de Colores: https://www.loc.gov/poetry/casadecolores/
Law Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/law/
Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/poetry/
Running Time
21 minutes 25 seconds
Language
English
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