UA Poetry Center, Tucson Festival of Books
Juan Felipe Herrera performs his poetry and speaks movingly about song, language, and family in a reading given alongside Sherwin Bitsui for the 2009 Tucson Festival of Books. Herrera's Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, published by the University of Arizona Press, was announced as the winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award just two days prior to this reading.
This track also includes a Question and Answer Session with Sherwin Bitsui.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2008.