STATE POET LAUREATE NOMINEE SEES WORDS AS TIES THAT BIND
Professor found fertile soil in San Diego for his literary life to take root and bloom
March 23, 2012.
Herrera is also widely acclaimed for his children’s and young-adult books. “Every one of Herrera’s works is a stunning mixture of philosophy, compassion, politics, and, most refreshingly, beauty,” said Phillip Serrato, an associate professor in comparative literature at San Diego State.
“There is an awesome craftsmanship to his writing that reminds readers that literature is an art form and that it can be beautiful, provocative, daring and illuminating all at the same time.”