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Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera

Herrera, Juan Felipe
Title: Juan Felipe Herrera
Reading Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1993

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Introduction by Alison Hawthorne Deming. Sound cuts out briefly several times during the recording.

Reading Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1993
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Juan Felipe Herrera warmly engages the audience with work that would be collected in books such as Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of America (1997), Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler (2002), and Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (2008), as well as uncollected pieces. Standout performances include "Notes on Other Chicana and Chicano Inventions" and "Suicide in Hollywood / Lupe Velez (Circ. 1923) Serigrafía de una actriz Mexicana," read in Spanish and English. Opening his reading with an invocation to sky, earth, wind, and fire, Herrera encourages audience laughter and participation throughout the evening.