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My Nature Is Hunger: New and Selected Poems 1989-2004

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Publisher Comments:

"This poetry is of the barrio yet stubbornly refuses to be confined in it-Rodrguez's perceptive gaze and storyteller's gift transport his world across neighborhood boundaries."-Publishers Weeklyon Trochemoche

"While filled with the heart and words of Chicano culture, Rodrguez's poems transcend the scope of race and ethnicity. The topics he addresses in this book-relationships, justice, love, and the irony of daily life-are, or should be, the subjects that envelop us all. It is this universality, cloaked in the specific encounters of his life that make his writing as gripping to readers living in inner-city America as to those living in small-town USA."-Sojournerson Trochemoche

My Nature is Hungeris the first poetry collection in five years by this major award-winning Latino author. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past.

Though Rodrguez is the most authentic voice of the barrio, many reviewers have commented on the universality of his work.

The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis J. Rodrguezgrew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. He began writing in his early teens and eventually won national recognition as a poet, journalist, fiction writer, children's book writer, and critic. He is currently working as a peacemaker among gangs on a national and international level. After spending 15 years in Chicago, Rodrguez returned with his family to Los Angeles, where he helped create Tia Chucha's Caf &Centro Cultural, a multi-arts, multimedia cultural center in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Synopsis:

My Nature is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by this major award-winning Latino author. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past.

Though Rodríguez is the most authentic voice of the barrio, many reviewers have commented on the universality of his work.

About the Author

Award-winning author Luis J. Rodrguez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Watts and East L.A. Later he lived in Chicago for some years, where he was active in political and cultural life and founded Ta Chucha Press. He has published 8 critically acclaimed books in various genres (poetry, memoir, fiction, essays, and children's literature).

Table of Contents

from Poems Across the Pavement — 1989

Running to America

Somebody Was Breaking Windows

Rosalie has Candles

The Monster

Palmas

Piece by Piece

The Calling

from The Concrete River — 1991

Watts Bleeds

Tía Chucha

Night Dance—Watts 1975-78

The Concrete River

The Rooster Who Thought It Was a Dog

Black  Mexican

The Bull's Eye Inn

Waiting

Don't Read That Poem!

Jarocho Blues

Jesus Saves

The Blast Furnace

They Come To Dance

Carrying My Tools

Bethlehem No More

Every Road

Every Breath, a Prayer

Lips

from Trochemoche — 1998

Meeting the Animal in Washington Square Park

Victory, Victoria, My Beautiful Whisper

Catacombs

to the police officer who refused to sit in the same room as my son because he's a "gang banger"

A Tale of Los Lobos

Woman of the First Street Bridge

The Rabbi and the Cholo

Cinco de Mayo

Civilization

Fire

Red Screams

A Fence of Lights

Next Generation

At Quenchers Bar When You Said Goodbye

The Face on the Radio

The Object of Intent Is To Get There

Untouched

A Father's Lesson

Francisca

Suburbia

Believe me when I say . . . 

Reflection on El Train Glass

The Quiet Woman

Questions for Which You Are Always the Answer

"Eva sitting on the curb with pen and paper before the torturers came to get her"

¡Seguro Que Hell Yes!

Poem for Shakespeare & Company

¡Yo Voy Ami!

Rant, Rave & Ricochet

Cloth of Muscle and Hair

The Old Woman of Mérida

from Notes of a Bald Cricket

New Poems

My Name's Not Rodríguez

Coal-Seller in White Dress

The Cockroaches I Married

Mickey Mouse Pancakes

My Nature Is Hunger

Exiled in the Country of Reason

Passersby

Listening to Return To Forever's "Romantic Warrior" with Susana in an Empty Room of my Recently Rented Echo Park Apartment

Mother by the Lake

Suicide Sweet

Sometimes a Man Comes

Time and Nature

Loving What You Leave

Ritchie Valens Doesn't Sing Here Anymore

Mexika Science

The Gold Beneath Our Feet

Banned

Fat 

The Chuskas— Navajo Land 1998

Rez Dogs

Untitled

¡Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!

Chuparosa (Hummingbird) 

Nightfall: Poems to Ponder in War and Uncertainty

The Wanton Life

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931896245
Author:
Rodriguez, Luis J
Publisher:
Curbstone Press
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Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.5 in

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My Nature is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by this major award-winning Latino author. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past.

Though Rodríguez is the most authentic voice of the barrio, many reviewers have commented on the universality of his work.

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