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Juan Felipe Herrera’s winding path to poetry

Clip: 06/10/2015 | 6m 21s

Juan Felipe Herrera is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, most recently “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes.” He is the son of migrant workers from Mexico, and today he becomes the first Latino to serve as poet laureate of the United States. Jeffrey Brown travels to the poet’s home in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Aired: 06/10/15

Rating: NR

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