Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, on eating too many chilaquiles and returning to L.A.

When he was young, Juan Felipe Herrera wanted to be a public speaker. “I dreamed of standing in front of an audience and giving these long speeches,” he explains by phone. But then he discovered poetry, and the color of the world changed.

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Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, on eating too many chilaquiles and returning to L.A.

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