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The Concrete River: Poems free pdf Winner of the Pen Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, "The Concrete River" s poems illuminate the gritty idiosyncrasies of immigrant life in urban barrios spanning Los Angeles to Chicago to Harlem. Luis J. Rodriguez lends powerful voices to those struggling to keep the gas on, to find work, and to keep love. Populated by a vibrant cast of characters, ranging from the drugged, to the eccentric, to the heartbroken, Rodriguez s poems protest capitalism, violence, and exploitation while reveling in the potential of compassion."

About Luis J Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez has published fifteen books of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and nonfiction. He is best known for his 1993 memoir of gang life, "Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. "His awards include a Finalist for the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, a Paterson Poetry Prize, a Carl Sandburg Literary Award, and fellowships from the Sundance Institute, the Lannan Foundation, the City of Los Angeles, the City of Chicago, the California Arts Council, and the Illinois Arts Council, among others. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014 chose Luis J. Rodriguez as Poet Laureate of the city. Luis is also Scholar in Residence at California State University, Northridge.

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Author : Luis J Rodriguez
Publisher : Curbstone Press,U.S.
Data Published : 15 July 1995
ISBN : 0915306425
EAN : 9780915306428
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 125 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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