Trochemoche by Luis J. Rodriguez
Poems by Luis Rodriguez

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Poems of the barrio and of the Americas beyond Spanish for “helter-skelter,” Trochemoche begins by conjuring life in the barrio, whether in a slum in a Texas border town or in L.A., the vast, hectic, desperate California metropolis where Luis J. Rodríguez grew up. For Rodríguez, only art offered deliverance from the despair of gang violence and poverty, and these poems stand as prayers for transcendence, recorded long after Rodríguez escaped his violent past and began to explore the wider world. Here Rodríguez offers not only songs of the American dream, but a dream of the Americas, a place that invites a pell-mell, sometimes violent, collision of cultures, human impulses, and natural forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Award-winning author Luis J. Rodríguez 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 Tía Chucha Press. He has published 8 critically acclaimed books in various genres (poetry, memoir, fiction, essays, and children's literature).
Published June 12, 2012 by Open Road Media. 92 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Active on the Chicago spoken-word scene, Rodr guez has appeared on a number of CD compilations and a PBS special, is the author of the memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. and the fo

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