The Oklahoma native is revered for her writings on "tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making," as well as for her music, the Library of Congress said.
You can help "Half-Mexican" poet Juan Felipe Herrera write about migrants, peace and language.
And, finally, please talk about family and relationships. I have a theory that every book we read has something to do with
Juan Felipe Herrera shares some beautiful reminders about this multifaceted emotion.
For Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Chicano to be named U.S. poet laureate, migration is both his biography and a major component of his poetic style. The child of migrant farm workers, Herrera grew up following harvests from San Diego to San Francisco, and his writing has likewise displayed a remarkable range.
1. Work with Your Hands: There is something satisfying about handiwork, because you can see the physical results of your labor. Whether you're baking bread, knitting a scarf, or weeding your garden, making something with your hands can set your mind on fire.
Dwight Garner of The New York Times similarly pointed out the unsettling feeling of "Seven American Deaths and Disasters
This month, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey officially began her stint as Poet Laureate of the United States. One of Trethewey's poems that I return to often is "Housekeeping."
One of the nation's youngest Poet Laureates and the first Southerner to receive that award since 1986, Natasha Trethewey's work marries "the ghost of history" with emotive poetry.
Facing an unprecedented wave of censorship, Tucson has unabashedly staked out its claim as ground zero in the defense of poetry and literary arts.
One of the most innovative poets and authors over the last 25 years, Tafolla's genre-bending bilingual verse from San Antonio's West Side barrio has given voice to several cherished volumes of poetry and stories.