The Autograph Series Free Public Reading on May 4 features U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, one of the leading writers of our time and the first Latino to be named U.S. Poet Laureate.
The Gemini Ink Autograph Series has historically featured free public readings and author luncheons that give the public a chance to get “up close and personal” with some of the most compelling voices in contemporary literature. This event is a special collaboration between Gemini Ink, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and ARTS San Antonio.
Juan Felipe Herrera’s many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.