A Totally Californian Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera, 63, is the son of migrant farmworkers and plugged in to modern culture. He'd like to make the entire state a democratic, virtual poetry workshop.Wearing jeans, green sneakers, a hipster straw bowler and a Buddhist symbol around his neck, the new poet laureate of California opened his weekly poetry workshop at UC Riverside with stretching and breathing exercises.

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  • Juan Felipe Herrera
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  • Welcome to California Poets In the Schools
    Provides poetry residencies for students in grades K-12 throughout California. The web site features student poetry, biographies of poet-teachers, and information ...
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    AlYoung.org is the website of California's Poet Laureate Emeritus. This eclectic site features audio podcasts, poetry, literature and arts related links. Moreover ...
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  • California | Academy of American Poets
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