Juan Felipe Herrera named new U.S. Poet Laureate

The Librarian of Congress announced the appointment yesterday.  Herrera will start in the fall, participating in the National Book Festival on September 5 and presenting a reading of his work in Washington D.C. on September 15.  Herrera, the first Hispanic Poet Laureate, is the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children.  See further information about him here.
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