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An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Free | 7:00PM

Guadalupe Theater

Gemini Ink presents their Autograph Series in partnership with Arts SA, featuring 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.

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