Luis J. Rodriguez
Luis J. Rodriguez has 16 books in all genres, including the best-selling memoir Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. He is founding editor of Tia Chucha Press, publisher of poetry collections and anthologies, now for over 30 years. And he's co-founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore. For forty years he's done poetry readings, talks, and healing circles as well as creative writing workshops in prisons, jails, and juvenile lockups. From 2014-2016, Luis served as Los Angeles' official Poet Laureate. His latest book is From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys & Imaginings of a Native Xicanx Writer.