Books Juan Felipe Herrera Books by Juan Felipe Herrera Juan Felipe Herrera has written books about: Poetry Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Juan Felipe Herrera NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Book Reviews From Mexico Kidnappings To Eric Garner, Hererra Writes Poetry Of The Moment September 16, 2015 Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's new book of poems melds the political with the personal. Critic Craig Morgan Teicher says it makes for deep yet accessible reading. "Poetry is a call to action," says poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "and it also is action." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ariel Zambelich/NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Poet Laureate's Migrant Childhood Was Like 'Living In Literature Every Day' September 15, 2015 Juan Felipe Herrera is the child of Mexican migrant farmworkers. He says, "I had a mother [who] sang and told stories and loved poetry, even though she only went to third grade." Poet Laureate's Migrant Childhood Was Like 'Living In Literature Every Day' Listen · 7:02 7:02 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/438630601/440477168" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Poetry Guns, God And A Reggae Beat: A 2013 Poetry Preview January 7, 2013 2012 was the year of the big collected volume when it came to poetry. It was intimidating, even for the most hardened poetry fans. But critic Craig Morgan Teicher says 2013 will be full of slim collections that are still smart, important and powerful.