spoken word - poetry
of Luis J. Rodriguez
in its second printing!
Music Composed & Produced by Ernie
online from these fine outlets:
of the greatest, if not the greatest, albums
of poetry ever recorded"
-Dave Marsh, editor Rock and Rap Confidential
Manos Records is proud to present Luis Rodriguez,
one of the country's leading Chicano poets in his first
CD of poems and music. In collaboration with Cha Cha
Rose - Rock A Mole Music producer Ernie Perez, My
Name's Not Rodriguez is a synthesis of 1970s Urban
Funk/Chicano rock-like beats in the spirit of today's
performance poetry movement.
highly acclaimed poet, Luis Rodriguez has published over a
span of 13 years three award-winning poetry collections: Poems
Across the Pavement (1989 Tia Chucha Press, Chicago),
The Concrete River (1991 Curbstone Press, Willimantic,
CT), and Trochemoche (1998 Curbstone Press). His poems
have also been featured in In Their Own Voices: A Century
of Recorded Poetry (1996 Rhino/Word Beat Records) and
in anthologies such as Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry
Jam, edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera (2001
Three Rivers Press) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry,
edited by Alan Kaufman (1999 Thunder's Mouth Press).
addition, Luis' poems have appeared in The American Poetry
Review, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Bloomsbury
Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications. He
has received fellowships, residencies, and awards from the
California Arts Council, The Illinois Arts Council,
The North Carolina Arts Council, The National Association
of Poetry Therapy, The Lannan Foundation, The
Lila Wallace-Readers' Digest Fund, and many more. And
for 22 years, he has read his work throughout the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, and Europe -including
in prisons, juvenile facilities, homeless shelters, universities,
conferences, bars, cafés, migrant camps, libraries,
public and private schools, and on various TV and radio broadcasts.
prolific and critically received multi-genre writer, Luis
also has two illustrated children's books, a memoir, a nonfiction
book, and a short story collection. He is best known for the
true-life account of LA gang life, Always Running: La Vida
Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (1994 Simon & Schuster/Touchstone).
Perez is a songwriter and lead singer for The Boxing Gandhis.
He is also a cofounder of Rock A Mole Productions...
which produces CDs, films, music and art festivals... and
House of the Common Thread, a youth ministry in South
Central Los Angeles.
Rodriguez and Seven Rabbit promise to rock your world -with
a poetic twist.
More Information Contact:
c/o Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
13197-A Gladstone Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
links will take you to iTunes, where you can download LJR's
for just 99 cents!
J. Rodriguez: My Name's Not Rodriguez
Chucha's Centro Cultural - From Earth to Sky:
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural Presents a Collection of Word