Juan Felipe Herrera - September 15, 1993


UA Poetry Center

Reading Series
Modern Languages Auditorium
Juan Felipe Herrera

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.

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Full Reading

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

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Juan Felipe Herrera
LaVerne Harrell Clark
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