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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Posted on by Bridget Talone, 2012 Festival Assistant

Much of my work has to do with the self and the conflicts with the external world. I was never just at war with myself—I was at war with the world I live in, and that was my true subject. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Juan Felipe Herrera, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Poetry Program Director

Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Chicano Poet Laureate of California (Ironic, considering the State of California was originally part of the massive Las Californias territory of Mexico).  Like another Festival Poet, Benjamine Alire Saénz, who lives very close to … Continue reading

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