Green Eyed Media, in association with The Hidden Gem Creative Studios presents…
“The Black & Brown Poet Series: Vol 1”
Beginning as a cinematic homage to local state poets, and growing to a nation wide endeavor, this series is meant to honor innovative Black & Brown poets whose work inspires cultural equity, change, and revolution. This first season visits poets in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland. Directed by Rafael Flores and edited by Sompong Viengvilai, certain episodes have special guest visual artists. Poets featured in the first volume include: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Paul Flores, Roberto Tinoco Duran and a special bonus episode by youth poet Amaya Jenkins.
This episode focuses on Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino United States Poet Laureate who shares his inspiring story of growing up as a child of migrant farmworkers.