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Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera
Born in Fowler, California, on December 27, 1948, Herrera is director of the Art and Barbara Culver Center for the Arts, a multimedia space in downtown Riverside, California. He was elected an Academy Chancellor in 2011....
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Five Directions to My House

by Juan Felipe Herrera

1.	Go back to the grain yellow hills where the broken speak of elegance
2.	Walk up to the canvas door, the short bed stretched against the clouds
3.	Beneath the earth, an ant writes with the grace of a governor
4.	Blow, blow Red Tail Hawk, your hidden sleeve—your desert secrets
5.	You are there, almost, without a name, without a body, go now
6.	I said five, said five like a guitar says six. 

From Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2008.
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