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Episode 19: Juan Felipe Herrera

AWM Author Talks

This week, AWM Facilities Supervisor, Cristina Carrera, chats with former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera about his new collection Every Day We Get More Illegal. We hope you enjoy entering the mind of a writer. Find more podcast episodes here. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS “Instead of more openness, the doors seem to be bigger and tighter [...]

31mins

5 Oct 2020

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Juan Felipe Herrera: "breathe we"

Poem-a-Day

Recorded by Juan Felipe Herrera for Poem-a-Day, a series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Published on September 14, 2020. www.poets.org

1min

14 Sep 2020

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#51 - Jabber-Walking with poet Juan Felipe Herrera

Buttons & Figs

"And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came." Listen as poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reads this famous Lewis Carroll line, explaining it is the yeast that made his book, Jabber-Walking, rise. Jabber-Walking is a way to observe the world, inspiring kids to write poetry. On this episode, Juan shares where his love of poetry came from, how he came up with Jabber-Walking, and how YOU can start Jabber-Walking too. It also features 4th grade student voices from Landmark Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona, who share their Jabber-Writing as they walked through the tulgey wood. Visit Buttons & Figs to find the full interview with Juan Felipe Herrera and a free downloadable coloring sheet, by artist Ann Pickard, inspired by this episode. -- now go write and walk...Jabber-Walk!

32mins

8 May 2020

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Jabberwalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

This festival favorite and former U.S. Poet Laureate will teach you everything he knows about being a poet on the move. While his new book is technically for kids, anyone can learn to jabberwalk! With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

1hr 8mins

17 Sep 2018

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Episode #019 Notes On The Assemblage - Juan Felipe Herrera

Close Talking: A Poetry Podcast

Connor and Jack discuss Juan Felipe Herrera's "Notes on the Assemblage."To read the poem, go here: http://bostonreview.net/poetry/national-poetry-month-2015-juan-felipe-herrera-five-poemsFor more on Herrera: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-felipe-herreraTo check out his collection Notes on the Assemblage: http://www.powells.com/book/notes-on-the-assemblage-9780872866973/62-0Find us on facebook at: facebook.com/closetalkingFind us on twitter at: twitter.com/closetalkingYou can always send us an e-mail with thoughts on this or any of our previous podcasts, as well as suggestions for future shows, at closetalkingpoetry@gmail.com.

36mins

28 Jul 2017

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Juan Felipe Herrera interview | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

Tiferet Talk

Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis are most honored and grateful to have the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as our esteemed guest.Juan Felipe Herrera is the author of 28 books of poetry, YA novels, and collections for children including: “Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems" (2008), winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and the International Latino Book Award. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards, and a PEN / Beyond Margins Award. Elected a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets in 2011, Herrera served as the Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the 36th L.A. Times Book Prizes. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on June 10, 2015.Mr. Felipe Herrera 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).  He has also written several children’s books such as, "The Upside Down Boy," "Calling the Doves" and "Super Cilantro Girl" that have been adapted into a play by the LightBox Theatre Company. “Calling the Doves” won the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award in 1997.To find out more about our guest, current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Felipe_Herrera

35mins

10 Apr 2017

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Juan Felipe Herrera, Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series, Season Twelve, Feb. 19, 2017

Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series

Juan Felipe Herrera is the current (2015-present) and first Hispanic U.S. Poet Laureate. The author of poetry, short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature, Herrera was awarded the National Book Critic’s Award in 2009.Herrera was born in 1948 in Fowler, California, as a son of migrant farmers, and grew up in the southern agricultural communities of the state. He graduated from San Diego High School in 1967 and earned a BA in social anthropology from UCLA, where he became involved in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He went on to earn a master’s in social anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.The author of many poetry collections and children’s books, Herrera is also a performance artist and activist for migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth. He has founded several performance groups and has taught poetry, art and performance in community galleries and correctional facilities. He was appointed California Poet Laureate in 2012 and the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2015, the first Chicano to hold the title.Herrera’s reading at Emory is part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series, now in its twelfth season. Herrera is the sixth U.S. poet laureate to be featured in the series, and the 30th reader overall.

1hr 25mins

1 Mar 2017

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Juan Felipe Herrera, Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series, Season Twelve, Feb. 19, 2017

Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series

Juan Felipe Herrera is the current (2015-present) and first Hispanic U.S. Poet Laureate. The author of poetry, short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature, Herrera was awarded the National Book Critic’s Award in 2009.Herrera was born in 1948 in Fowler, California, as a son of migrant farmers, and grew up in the southern agricultural communities of the state. He graduated from San Diego High School in 1967 and earned a BA in social anthropology from UCLA, where he became involved in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He went on to earn a master’s in social anthropology from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.The author of many poetry collections and children’s books, Herrera is also a performance artist and activist for migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth. He has founded several performance groups and has taught poetry, art and performance in community galleries and correctional facilities. He was appointed California Poet Laureate in 2012 and the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2015, the first Chicano to hold the title.Herrera’s reading at Emory is part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series, now in its 12th season. Herrera is the sixth U.S. poet laureate to be featured in the series, and the 30th reader overall.

1hr 25mins

1 Mar 2017

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Legacy of Poetry Day 2016 with Juan Felipe Herrera on KKUP

Out of Our Minds on KKUP

Out of Our Minds is a 45 year old Poetry Radio show hosted on KKUP Cupertino 91.5fm in the Bay Area or streaming live on KKUP.org. Rachelle Escamilla #Poetita is the show's current host. Juan Felipe Herrera & Legacy of Poetry DayLegacy of Poetry Day is an annual event to celebrate National Poetry Month, which we will carry over into the first week of May. National Poetry Month is held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events across the nation. The theme of this year's tenth Legacy of Poetry Day celebration is "Ways and Ways to San Jose: A History of Santa Clara/Silicon Valley." The theme comes from a poem by Al Young. The event also celebrates San Jose State University's poetic legacy dating back to Edwin Markham (1852-1940).

1hr

23 Jun 2016

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U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: The Further Adventures of Mr. Cilantro Man

ALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library

Juan Felipe Herrera grew up the son of Mexican immigrants in the migrant fields of California, and became the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States. Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, wildly inventive and unpredictable, the award-winning poet will discuss his life’s work as it ranges from Aztlan to Paris, San Bernardino to Florida and back; from Larry King and Oprah, to the Janis Joplin days in the City by the Bay. Join us for a brimming, wide-open evening as Herrera blazes the endless chasms of culture on the “Laureate Trail.”Click here for photos from the program.

1hr 23mins

21 Apr 2016

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