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Lunch Poems – Luis Rodriguez

June 12, 2009

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Books by Luis J Rodriguez

Always Running: La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA2005292 pages

Trochemoche: Poems1998112 pages

My Nature is Hunger: New & Selected Poems 1989 …2005149 pages

[and from e-poets.net]

Rodriguez’ work speaks of Latinos’ disenfranchisement and pursuit of empowerment in the United States in a voice that is faithful to its culture, unapologetic, and proud. His writing remains accessible to the broader Anglo society in which it lives. In 2000, Rodriguez moved his immediate family from Chicago back to Los Angeles to be closer to relatives, and to continue his writing energized by his experiences decades before. His mission through Tia Chucha then evolved into a café, bookstore, and arts center. Further information on Rodriguez can be found at the author’s own website.

Audition these poems by clicking on the titles:

A Procession of Limbs
Eva sitting on the curb with pen and paper before the torturers come to get her
(A conversation with P.Z.)
from Trochemoche
Meeting the Animal in Washington Square Park
from Trochemoche
My Name Is Not Rodriguez
Pedazo por Pedazo (“Step by Step”)
The Old Woman of Mérida
from Trochemoche
Victory, Victoria, My Beautiful Whisper
from Trochemoche
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