Herrera will teach Spanish language, history, poetry and writing classes.
Herrera is the first Mexican-American to hold the position of U.S. Poet Laureate. Growing up in California as the son of migrant farmers shaped much of his work. Herrera is The Bishop’s School 2017 Endowed Scholar-in-Residence.
Topics Herrera will address include: Immigration, migration, Latino and Chicano poetry, his journey as the son of migrant farmers in central CA to the Library of Congress as the Poet Laureate.
Community Evening Lecture
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Bishop’s School (Gym)
7607 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037
In June 2015, Herrera was appointed the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate; he was re-appointed in April 2016 for a second term. Herrera is the author of 30 books, including collections of poetry, prose, short stories, and young adult novels. From 2012-2014, he served as California’s Poet Laureate.
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Herrera has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the University of California at Berkeley, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Program.
The Endowed Scholar-in-Residence Program: Since 2003, the Endowed Scholar-in-Residence Program at The Bishop’s School has brought gifted scholars to the Bishop’s campus for a period of residency to inspire students and faculty alike.