This news just came in from the Wyoming Arts Council Literary News e-mail blast:
Presenting U.S. Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera
Friday, April 21, 7–9 p.m.
Center for the Arts, 265 S Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001
The first Mexican-American U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, presents “Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration.” In 2015, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Herrera the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate. Herrera grew up in California as the son to migrant farmers, which shapes much of his work. A Washington Post article tells the story that “As a child, Herrera learned to love poetry by singing about the Mexican Revolution with his mother, a migrant farmworker in California. Inspired by her spirit, he has spent his life crossing borders, erasing boundaries and expanding the American chorus.”
Tickets available APRIL 3.
FMI: http://jhcenterforthearts.org/. Box office: 307-733-4900.