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Latino Heritage Month Extravaganza

Sept. 15: Latino Heritage talk

Photo by Carlos Puma for UC Riverside

Juan Felipe Herrera, US poet laureate, to speak at Trabant

Juan Felipe Herrera, the United States poet laureate, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Herrera, the son of migrant farm workers in California who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and master’s degrees from Stanford University and the University of Iowa, will visit as part of UD’s Latino Heritage Month Extravaganza.

A University of California, Riverside, professor emeritus of creative writing and a former California poet laureate, Herrera was named the U.S. poet laureate in 2015.

The presentation is free and open to the public, and Herrera will conduct a book signing following his talk.

Special guests will be Delaware’s poets laureate, the Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills.

The event is being organized by the Center for Black Culture with support from HOLA, Campus Alliance de La Raza, Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin sorority, Residence Life and Housing, the Department of English, the Division of Student Life and the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program.

For more information, see the Center for Black Culture website.

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