112 pages, 6 x 9
The University of Arizona Press
Juan Felipe Herrera is at his best in his first original collection inseveral years. In Senegal Taxi, Herrera bringsattention to global oppression and injustice through poems that addressgenocide and hope in Africa. This collection signals a poignant shiftfor Herrera as he continues to use his craft to focus attention onglobal concerns. In so doing, he offers an acknowledgment that thesuffering of some is the suffering of all.
Juan Felipe Herrera is a noted writer, poet, and playwright. He isprofessor of creative writing in the Department of Creative Writing atthe University of California, Riverside. In 2012 he was appointed byGovernor Jerry Brown as California’s Poet Laureate, and he is therecipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has publishedtwenty-eight books, including Half of the World in Light: New andSelected Poems, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award.
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