Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For Cinco de Mayo: Interview With Juan Felipe Herrera

A few years ago, Phillip Serrato invited Juan Felipe Herrera to campus to give a talk. I got the chance to go to lunch with him and do an interview:

My parents were migrant farm workers in the Fresno area, and I eventually ended up teaching creative writing at California State University in Fresno. Other Latino/a children’s writers–Gary Soto, Pam Muñoz Ryan–are from there and write about Fresno. Even Francisco Jiménez writes about that area. There are tribes of writers and we are definitely a crew. . . .

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