Luis J. Rodriguez has 16 multi-genre books, including the bestselling memoir ‘Always Running’ and its sequel ‘It Calls You Back.’ He is founding editor of Tia Chucha Press, now for over 30 years. For 40 years he’s taught, done poetry readings, talks, and healing circles in prisons, jails, and juvenile lockups. He’s spoken at festivals, conferences, libraries, bookstores, schools, colleges, universities, migrant camps, homeless shelters, and Native American reservations throughout the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Japan. Twenty years ago, Luis and his wife Trini founded San Fernando Valley’s Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore. Luis and Trini also host the podcast ‘Hummingbird Cricket Hour.’ From 2014-2016 he served as Los Angeles’ Poet Laureate. His last poetry book is ‘Borrowed Bones.” His newest book is ‘From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys & Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer.’

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