Juan Felipe Herrera Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Juan Felipe Herrera (Herrera)

Last Updated: 01 May, 2024 | Views: 159

Age: 75

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Activist, Teacher, Comics Artist

Higher Education: Graduated

Juan Felipe Herrera Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
27 Dec, 1948 (75 Years 04 Months 24 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Fresno County

Birth Place

Birth Sign



Juan Felipe Herrera Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Juan Felipe Herrera, a great poet, was born on December 27, 1948. Among his many talents are being a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. From 2015 to 2017, Herrera served as the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate. Having been raised by migrants, Herrera's works have been influenced by his experiences as a child, including the 1997 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award-winning book Calling the Doves. Since the mid-1970s, Herrera has been driven by community and art, having turned an occupied water tank in Balboa Park into an arts center for the community as the Centro Cultural de la Raza.
1967: Following graduation from San Diego High School, Herrera earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California with a scholarship from the Educational Opportunity Program.
1990: The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop awarded him a distinguished teaching fellowship.
As the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, Riverside, Herrera previously chaired the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at California State University, Fresno.
2012: Herrera was named California's Poet Laureate by Governor Jerry Brown. She created the anti-bullying poetry project i-Promise Joanna/Yo te Prometo Joanna.
2011: Herrera was elected as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
2015: The nation's first Chicana or Chicano poet laureate was Herrera in 2015.
2016: An honorary doctorate from Oregon State University was awarded to Herrera.
Americas Award
2008: National Book Critics Circle Award
2009: PEN/Beyond Margins Award
2010: Guggenheim Fellowship


Juan Felipe Herrera Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Juan Felipe Herrera Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Felipe Emelio Herrera

Mother's Name
María de la Luz Quintana

Margarita Robles

Joaquín Ramón Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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