Luis Rodriguez

Best known for his autobiographical Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (1993), LUIS RODRIGUEZ has written for the Nation, Grand Street, Los Angeles Weekly, and Americas Review, among others. Winner of a National Book Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for poetry, Rodríguez is also the founder of Tía Chucha Press, publishing emerging, socially conscious poets. He lives in San Fernando, California, with his wife, Trina, and their family.  In 2014, Rodriguez was named Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.