The Library of Congress has named Juan Felipe Herrera as the next Poet Laureate. He will be the first Latino poet to be appointed for the position.
And now I guess he will add this new direction to his house :). Let me quote his Poem “Five Directions to My House
Go back to the grain yellow hills where the broken speak of elegance
Walk up to the canvas door, the short bed stretched against the clouds
Beneath the earth, an ant writes with the grace of a governor
Blow, blow Red Tail Hawk, your hidden sleeve—your desert secrets
You are there, almost, without a name, without a body, go now
I said five, said five like a guitar says six.
Juan Felipe Herrera was the son of migrant farm workers and as a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist his poems have touched a huge spectrum of our society. On behalf of PenPositive Congratulating him on this new position
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