Juan Felipe Herrera’s Casa de Colores: Digging Through the Library of Congress Archives

Juan Felipe Herrera is currently in his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Among his projects is “Casa de Colores,” which apart from being a collaborative poem with all peoples and all voices, also involves webcasts of Juan Felipe going through the Library of Congress’s vast collections and archives in search of artifacts, books, and artworks related to the Chicano/a experience in American arts and letters.

The latest video in this series involves a visit with LOC fine arts curator Katherine Blood, as they examine the Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca as well as his own drawing/artist book from his “Automatika” series. Watch the video below.

For more videos in the series, go here. For more information on Juan Felipe Herrera’s continuing tour as U.S. Poet Laureate, visit his author tour page on citylights.com.

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