We're thrilled to share that Academy of American Poets Chancellor Juan Felipe Herrera is the new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. 

In his new role he will work to inspire "greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry." 

Juan Felipe's enthusiasm and energy will undoubtedly engage more people with poetry. 

Herrera was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2011. Chancellorship is an honorary distinction. Chancellors provide artistic guidance, champion our programs and poetry, and judge our largest prizes for poets, including our $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award.