Juan Felipe Herrera

Judged: Poem of the Decade: May 2010-Apr 2020

JuanFelipeHerrera

Juan Felipe Herrera

Son of farmworkers, Juan Felipe Herrera lives in Fresno with his wife, poet, Margarita Robles. During the last fifty years he has dedicated his life to poetry, community, art and teaching. In the last ten years, he has been the Poetry Laureate of California and of the United States. Various awards include the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, LA Times Robert Kirsch Award, Latino Hall of Fame Award, and the Pushcart Prize. With over thirty books in various genres, his recent work is Every Day We Get More Illegal (City Lights Publishers). He is a vegetarian and loves animals.


  • May 2022 Winners

    • First Place

      All in Time
      by RC James
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Safety Net
      by Ray
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Phone Of The Wind
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

  • April 2022 Winners

    • First Place

      To Patrick
      by Sylvia Maclagan
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Cancer
      by Elizabeth Koopman
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Grandmother in Heaven
      by Jim Doss
      Babilu