Juan Felipe Herrera was the 21st U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, the first Latino to receive this honor. The son of migrant farmworkers, he was educated at UCLA and Stanford University, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His numerous poetry collections include Every Day We Get More Illegal, just published by City Lights. In addition, Herrera has written short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature. He recently retired from the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside and lives in Fresno, California with his partner, the poet and performance artist, Margarita Robles.