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Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

February 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal TaxiHalf of the World in LightNew 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 the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.


Rush tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. These tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for Cabin members and students with ID. We hope to see you there!


February 2, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The Cabin


The Egyptian Theatre
700 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83705
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