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Juan Felipe Herrera, Former U.S. Poet Laureate

“The humanities are peacemakers…one of the most powerful ways to generate peace is by listening …”

The son of migrant workers, Herrera is a poet,  performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist. Educated at UCLA and Stanford University, Herrera has published more than a dozen poetry  collections, written short stories, and young adult  novels and was named U.S. Poet Laureate in  2015.