Rodriguez, Luis J.
RODRIGUEZ, Luis J.
RODRIGUEZ, Luis J. American, b. 1954. Genres: Poetry, Autobiography/ Memoirs. Career: Worked as school bus driver, lamp factory worker, truck driver, paper mill utility worker, millwright apprentice, steel mill worker, foundry worker, carpenter, and chemical refinery worker, 1972-79; Eastern Group Publications, Los Angeles, CA, photographer and reporter, 1980; reporter in San Bernardino, CA, 1980-82; Trade Union Public Affairs Associate, 1982-85; People's Tribune, Chicago, IL, editor, 1985-88; computer typesetter for firms in the Chicago area, 1987-89; writer, lecturer, and critic, 1988-; part-time news writer for WMAQ-AM in Chicago, 1989-92. Publications: Always Running: La Vida Loca-Gang Days in L.A. (memoir), 1993; Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times (nonfiction), 2001; The Republic of East LA: Stories (fiction), 2002. POETRY: Poems across the Pavement, 1989; The Concrete River, 1991; Trochemoche, 1998. FOR CHILDREN: America Is Her Name, 1998; It Doesn't Have to Be This Way, 1999. Contributor of articles, reviews, and poems to periodicals. Also contributor to anthologies. Address: c/o Kathryn Barcos, Steven Barclay Agency, 12 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]