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U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry.

Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabber Walk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you're in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life, bonified, jabberwalking poet! Jabberwalkers write and speak for themselves and others no matter where their feet may take them — to jabberwalk is to be a poet on the move. And there's no stopping once you're a Jabberwalker, writing fast, fast, fast, scribble-poem-burbles-on-the-run. Scribble what you see! Scribble what you hear! It's all out there — vámonos!


Juan Felipe Herrera:
Juan Felipe Herrera was born the son of migrant farmworkers, and his childhood was spent on the move. He was educated at UCLA and Stanford University and completed his MFA at the University of Iowa. He is the author of more than thirty books, including short stories, prose, young adult novels, children’s books, and poetry. In 2015 he was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate of the United States. In addition to his work as a poet, Herrera is a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth. His creative work spans genres, including art, theater, and the written word. He lives in Fresno, California.