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Notes on the Assemblage

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780872866973
Author(s): Juan Felipe Herrera
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: City Lights Books
Dimensions: 137 x 185 x 8 (w x l x h)
Pages: 104

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The Books We Love in 2016 - The New Yorker Best Poetry Collections of 2015 - The Washington Post Best Books 2015: Poetry - Library Journal Best Books of 2015 - NPR Books 16 Best Poetry Books of 2015 - BuzzFeed Books Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States and son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in the migrant fields of California. Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, this collection of new work from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, dreaming and back again. '[This year] Juan Felipe Herrera's Notes on the Assemblage has been a ladder of hope ...'--Ada Limon, The New Yorker 'Juan Felipe Herrera's family has gone from migrant worker to poet laureate of the United States in one generation. One generation. I am an adamant objector to the Horatio Alger myth of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps, but Herrera's story is one of epic American proportions.
The heads carved into my own Mount Rushmas would be Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Frida Kahlo, El Chapulin Colorado, Selena, and Juan Felipe Herrera. Notes from the Assemblage further carves out Herrera's place in American letters.'--David Tomas Martinez 'At home with field workers, wage slaves, the homeless, little children, old folks, artists, traditionalists, the avant-garde, stud Please click here to ask a question
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