Homero Aridjis, Environmentalist, Writer, and Diplomat

April 6, 1940 is the birthday of Homero Aridjis, Mexican writer and diplomat.  Aridjis has published 41 books of poetry and prose with worldwide popularity.  Many of his works are translated into over a dozen languages and have won numerous awards.  Aridjis is a passionate defender of the environment; his causes include Monarch butterflies.  Aridjis said that his support for the beautiful orange and black butterflies has been the “environmental cause of my life.”