The Library of Congress has appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States. Herrera is the son of migrant farm workers from Mexico, and has a wide range of poetry from his reflections on his Mexican-American background to experimental works. The new Poet Laureate is the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults, and collections for children, according to the Library of Congress. Previously, Herrera was the Poet Laureate of California, and he is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position, the New York Times reports.
Find some of Herrera’s work here.