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Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez is the author of more than fourteen books, including It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing (Touchstone, 2011), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. He is the poet laureate of Los Angeles and the founding editor of Tia Chucha Press.


Fevered Shapes

Summer 2015 | Poetry

I wallowed in a needle-spawned world,
addicted to dope and the crazy life,
and yet there I was—in Berkeley
for my first poetry reading.