Juan Felipe Herrera
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Juan Felipe Herrera

Past Event: Monday, June 2, 2014

At ACT — Falls Theatre

With twenty-nine books in total, Herrera’s publications include fourteen collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children.

Herrera is also a community arts leadership builder with youth-at-risk and migrant communities, and an actor with appearances on film and stage.

Selected Works

Skate Fate (2011)
Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008)
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007 (2007)
The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de cabeza (2006)
Featherless/Desplumado (2004)
Downtown Boy (Thomas Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award) (2005)
Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box (2005)
Super Cilantro Girl/La Supernina del Cilantro (2003)
Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler (Camino Del Sol) (2002)
Grandma and Me at the Flea/Los Meros Meros Remateros (2002)
Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomas (2001)
Thunderweavers/Tejedoras de rayos (Camino Del Sol) (2000)
Giraffe on Fire (Camino Del Sol) (2000)
CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (1999)
Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream (Camino Del Sol) (1998)
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo (1998)
Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of America (1997)
Love After the Riots (1996)
Night Train to Tuxtla (Camino Del Sol) (1994)
The Roots of a Thousand Embraces (1994)
Exiles of Desire (1985)

Links of Interest

Childhood Inspirations of Juan Felipe Herrera
The Progressive: Juan Felipe Herrera Interview
Words on a Wire: Interview with Juan Felipe Herrera
California Poet Laureate Launches Bullying-awareness Project
UCR Scenes from a Classroom: Juan Felipe Herrera Interview
Viewpoints interviews Juan Felipe Herrera

Event Details

ACT — Falls Theatre