Thursday, January 28, 2016

US Poet Laureate in Los Angeles (CSULA)

Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; CalStateLA; Take Two, 1-22-16 (

The former California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, a Mexican-American activist and professor at UC Riverside, has been promoted. He is now the US Poet Laureate (USPL). And he is coming to Cal State University Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, next to the massive 10 Freeway.

This means the Los Angeles PL and San Francisco PL, and now the USPL are all Latinos from the Los Angeles area. They were once activists in the Chicano movement, at one time a very controversial thing.

Their voices are rising along with the largest ethnic minority in the country, although Asian-Americans are now the fastest growing group, and many Latinos are in fact exiting, contrary to what Don Trump would have his angry followers believe.

USPL Herrera will meet and greet well wishers at a free luncheon at 5:30 pm and speak at 6:30 pm on the CSULA campus.

Juan Felipe Herrera, recently named Poet Laureate of the United States, will read from his works at the 2016 Jean Burden Poetry Reading to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

This event will be held in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at the California State University, Los Angeles. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for a buffet reception and the program will begin at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.There will be book sales and signing following the reading.
This event is made possible by the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of English, the CSULA Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, the Cross Cultural CentersStatement Magazine, the Statement Unbound Literary Society, City Lights Press, and Poets & Writers, Inc.  More

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