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The New Poet Laureate Of The United States — Juan Felipe Herrera

The first Latino to be appointed to the position.



-finished up a 2-year stint as the poet laureate of California last year
-he was the first Latino in that position too
-says this is an honor for himself and his family who came up north before and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910
-above is his performance at the 1973 Festival de Flor y Canto de Atzlan

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