Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News at Eleven: University of California, Riverside

poetry professor Juan Felipe Herrera--known for chronicling the bittersweet lives, travails and contributions of Mexican Americans--was named California Poet Laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown today. The two-year appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.

Herrera, 63, the son of migrant farm workers, holds the Tomás Rivera Chair in Creative Writing at UC Riverside.

from UCR Today: Juan Felipe Herrera Named California Poet Laureate


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