My Nature Is Hunger New and Selected Poems, 1989 2004

ISBN-10: 1931896240

ISBN-13: 9781931896245

Edition: 2005

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"This poetry is of the barrio yet stubbornly refuses to be confined in it-Rodr??guez's perceptive gaze and storyteller's gift transport his world across neighborhood boundaries."-"Publishers Weekly" on "Trochemoche" "While filled with the heart and words of Chicano culture, Rodr??guez'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."-"Sojourners" on "Trochemoche" "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 Rodr??guez 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. Rodr??guez grew 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 asa peacemaker among gangs on a national and international level. After spending 15 years in Chicago, Rodr??guez 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.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

from Poems Across the Pavement - 1989
Running to America
Somebody Was Breaking Windows
Rosalie has Candles
The Monster
Piece by Piece
The Calling
from The Concrete River - 1991
Watts Bleeds
Tia Chucha
Night Dance-Watts 1975-78
The Concrete River
The Rooster Who Thought It Was a Dog
Black Mexican
The Bull's Eye Inn
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
from Trochemoche - 1998
Meeting the Animal in Washington Square Park
Victory, Victoria, My Beautiful Whisper
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 on the First Street Bridge
The Rabbi and the Cholo
Cinco de Mayo
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
A Father's Lesson
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 Merida
from Notes of a Bald Cricket
New Poems
My Name's Not Rodriguez
Coal-Seller in White Dress
The Cockroaches I Married
Mickey Mouse Pancakes
My Nature Is Hunger
Exiled in the Country of Reason
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
The Chuskas-Navajo Land 1998
Rez Dogs
Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
Chuparosa (Hummingbird)
Nightfall: Poems to Ponder in War and Uncertainty
The Wanton Life
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