Notes on the Assemblage OverviewThe subjects of the poems in this collection range from elegiac tributes to those who have inspired the author-poet, to writings inspired by works of visual art, to dialogues between characters struggling with the collection’s core themes. All are primarily defined by thematically-central calls to revolution against what the author-poet portrays as a system of racism-defined exploitation and violence that affects and defines the situation of not only the Latinx community from which he emerges, but also the situation of other non-whites in the United States. In short, the collection tends to speak with a particular voice and perspective, but its words, ideas, and images have the potential to resound with a number of communities outside what is often referred to as the white, male, patriarchal orientation of economics and power in America.
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Juan Felipe Herrera Biographies (2)
3,238 words, approx. 11 pages
Juan Felipe Herrera was acclaimed "one of the finest, most innovative, and most challenging contemporary Chicano poets," by Lauro H. Flores in Dictionary of Literary Biography. In books such as Rebozo...
3,942 words, approx. 14 pages
Juan Felipe Herrera is one of the finest, most innovative, and most challenging contemporary Chicano poets. He has also participated in theater as an actor. His unquestionable talent, his sustained pr...