Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera says the Workshop was one of three main phases of his life
By: Cristóbal McKinney | 2017.07.03 | 01:39 pm
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera says his time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop was a pivotal bridge between his writing as a young activist in the Chicano Movement and his writing as a poet laureate.
Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Adam Haslett, among others, recognized nationally
By: Cristóbal McKinney | 2017.05.11 | 08:23 am
Alumni from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop won an exceptional number of national literary awards in this year’s awards season. The novels of three alumni in particular—Adam Haslett, Garth Greenwell, and Yaa Gyasi—received numerous honors. Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang says alumni were heavily represented in all categories of literary award.
External Media | 2012.03.28 | 12:08 pm
Writers’ Workshop alumnus Juan Felipe Herrera dedicates the award to “all the young writers who want to put kindness inside every word throughout the state, because kindness is the heart of creativity.”