“It’s always a good time to be a poet. At this particular moment the world is going through major shifts. Major political shifts, social shifts, cultural shifts. And it’s good to observe the world, to respond to it. So this is a great time, not necessarily for us as poets to fill our books with ‘great’ observations. It’s more like responding and providing, in many ways, consolation.” – Juan Felipe Herrera

The U.S. poet laureate on what America should be reading now – Joe Helm – Washington Post – 3/2/17