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'My Cause Was The Cause Of The People': U.S. Poet Laureate On Speaking Out14:30

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

In honor of the 45th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Boston University last year, the U.S. poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, gave a keynote address. Before his speech, he joined us in studio to talk about his life, his inspiration and why it was hard to label himself as Mexican as a child.

This is a rebroadcast of a conversation that originally aired January 18, 2016.


Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate for 2015. He tweets @cilantroman.

This segment aired on January 3, 2017.


Deborah Becker Twitter Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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