Love After the Riots

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-28-3
Publication Date
May 1996
Page Count
64 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Love After the Riots

Juan Felipe Herrera

poetry, a fin-de-siecle epic of the barrio
About the Author

The child of migrant workers, Juan Felipe Herrera was initiated into the Word by the fire-speakers of the early Chicano Movimiento and by heavy exposure to various poetry, jazz, and blues performance streams. Since 2005, he has been the Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California - Riverside. His published works include Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream, Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of the Americas, and Thunderweavers / Tejedoras de Rayos. In 2011, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He was the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017.

"Herrera's new book is an agonized, hallucinatory chronicle of a couple's infatuation set during the L.A. riots..." —Harvard Review

"A stunning work presenting poems of barrio experiences." —Bookwatch

"These are wild, mind-defying and mind-devouring poems that are generated by a feeling of hopelessness and amazement at our lives, California and elsewhere, but a spiritual record, in spite of the time-checks. It's a movie, too; and a journal; and a journey. In, of all things, a Triumph. And it is tender, and moving." —Gerald Stern, author of Odd Mercy