Film, Video Poem for the Librarian

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Poem for the Librarian
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reads a poem he composed for Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
Event Date
November 15, 2016
-  Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2017 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."
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Running Time
1 minutes 28 seconds
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