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The son of migrant farmworkers, Juan Felipe Herrera grew up in Southern California’s Chicano community, living in tents and trailers. He overcame shyness by singing — and later became involved in the Chicago civil rights movement and experimental theater. We explore the experiences that influenced his enormous canon of work, including last year’s nonfiction book “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes” and his latest collection of poetry, “Notes On The Assemblage.”
- Juan Felipe Herrera U.S. poet laureate
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