Friday, May 8, 2009

Reading JFH

While returning from the UCLA campus yesterday, i reread parts of Juan Felipe Herrera's 187 Reasons and couldn't help but remember Luis Alberto's Urrea's long ago blurb "[JFH] is passing other writers as if they were standing still."

When I concluded his long poem "Senorita X: Song for the Yellow-Robed Girl from Juarez," my eyes were wet, and I sat speechlessly for about 15 minutes, watching L.A. pass me from a charter bus window.

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