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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:
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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