2015 U.S. Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

Exciting news! On June 10, 2015 Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed the 2015 U.S. Poet Laureate. Herrera will be the first Hispanic poet to hold this position. Prior to accepting the appointment he served as California’s Poet Laureate from 2012-2015. During his term his role will be “to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.”

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