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Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate


‘I’m here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices,’ says Herrera, who was born in California to parents from Mexico

Juan Felipe Herrera, the son of migrant farm workers in California, will become the United States’ first ever Latino poet laureate, the Library of Congress has announced.

Herrera, 66, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, will in September become the nation’s 21st poet laureate – the first Latino to hold the position since it was created in 1936.

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