NPR interview w/Juan Felipe Herrera

“As the United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera travels the nation reading poems to audiences in communities large and small, communities often starkly different from the U.S.-Mexico border region where Herrera grew up as a son of Mexican immigrants.

“Yet he said the response he gets from young people who hear his poems is similar regardless of where he is.

“‘They are standing up and they’re crying,’ he said, ‘and their emotion is coming from all the emotion we’re experiencing collectively.'”

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Juan Felipe Herrera On Poetry In Tough Times – Adrian Florido – NPR – 4/12/17

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