An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in partnership with Gemini Ink and Arts SA will host the nation’s first Chicano Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at The Historic Guadalupe Theater.
Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States of America in 2015. Herrera’s experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work. Herrera is a poet, performance artist, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.
Influenced by poet Allen Ginsberg, Herrera’s poetry brims with simultaneity and exuberance, and often takes shape in mural-like, rather than narrative, frames.