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The Library of Congress announced on June 10 that Juan Felipe
Herrera will be the new Poet Laureate of the U.S.! Herrera, who succeeds
Charles Wright as Poet Laureate, is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the
position. He said, "This is a mega-honor for me, for my family and my
parents who came up north before and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910-the
honor is bigger than me."
Here's a couple of Herrera's many, many excellent works:
A number of recent SPD books have gotten some glowing reviews in PW. Take a look and happy reading...
We're very happy to see a host of books by SPD publishers on 2015 National
Translation Award Longlist in Poetry, awarded each year by the American
Literary Translators Associaton (ALTA). The list includes two (count
'em,TWO) nominations for Litmus books, a Wave nomination, and a Bitter
Oleander nomination. Take a gander...
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