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Seismic Salon: Juan Felipe Herrera
April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT$500
Co-presented with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
To close out National Poetry Month, Litquake is thrilled to welcome former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to our Seismic Salon, where he will discuss poetry, his work, and career. Herrera also served as California State Poet Laureate from 2012-2014. His many published collections include the recent Every Day We Get More Illegal; Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; and Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007. He is also author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, Jabberwalking, and Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.
Buy Juan Felipe Herrera’s books at City Lights.
Seismic Salons are a series of fundraisers offering conversation time with A-list authors for 10 lucky participants. All proceeds benefit Litquake’s on-going programs