Juan Felipe Herrera was born in Fowler, California in 1948. He is the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults, and collections for children. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on June 10, 2015.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 by Editor Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues Poetry & Prose is the sponsor of two poetry prizes, each offering a $2,000 award and publication. The New Issues Poetry Prize is an award given to a first book of poems...
This site provides visitors with access to the "Library of Congress poetry resources including poems, poetry readings, poetry news and events, and information about U.S. poet laureates." Some of the current and historical readings given at the Library have been placed online here in both the Webcast and the RSS feed format for those interested in listening to the original presentations.
Michigan Humanities Countil sponsorship of the national poetry recitation competition for high school students. Participating local high schools compete to select one student to represent Michigan at the national event.