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Meet Our New Poet Laureate–Online

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With Wednesday’s announcement of Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, hundreds of articles and spotlights appeared–more than any one person could go through! Of course, the best place to start finding out about Juan Felipe is on the Library’s website–here’s his LC Web Guide, courtesy of fellow “Catbird” blogger Peter Armenti.

Here are lines from a few of my favorite newspaper articles of the last two days:

And here are two articles I would specifically like to point to, for the best/most surprising titles:

In addition to articles, there were some great audio and video pieces that followed the announcement:

Finally, the literary community rallied around the announcement. A few great pages:

  • A blog from Letras Latinas titled “JFH: testimonio on the occasion of a laureateship”
  • A release from Split This Rock with the quote, “Herrera’s appointment would make the man responsible for the Poet Laureate position . . . Senator Spark Matsunaga, very happy. The position Matsunaga championed is finally beginning to represent the diversity of this country we all share.”
  • A roundup of articles on the Poetry Foundation site, that also includes this quote: “Juan Felipe Herrera is a gifted and accomplished poet, as well as a dynamic literary citizen. He makes friends easily, and will make friends for poetry, too.”

Hope you enjoy! And please send along any links you like.