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My nature is hunger : new & selected poems, 1989-2004

Author: Luis J Rodriguez
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press/Rattle Edition, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"My Nature Is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by the major award-winning Latino author, Luis Rodriguez. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
My nature is hunger.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press/Rattle Edition, 2005
(OCoLC)663389486
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis J Rodriguez
ISBN: 1931896240 9781931896245
OCLC Number: 60742051
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (Poetry) 2005
Description: 149 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: From Poems across the pavement, 1989 --
Running to America --
Somebody was breaking windows --
Rosalie has candles --
The monster --
Palmas --
Piece by piece --
The calling --
from The concrete river, 1991 --
Watts bleeds --
Tía Chucha --
Night dance, Watts 1975-78 --
The concrete river --
The rooster who thought it was a dog --
Black Mexican --
The Bull's Eye Inn --
Waiting --
Don't read that poem! --
Jarocho blues --
Jesus saves --
The blast furnace --
They come to dance --
Carrying my tools --
Bethlehem no more --
Every road --
Every breath, a prayer --
Lips --
from Trochemoche, 1998 --
Meeting the animal in Washington Square Park --
Victory, Victoria, my beautiful whisper --
Catacombs --
To the police office who refused to sit in the same room as my son because he's a "gang banger" --
A tale of Los Lobos --
Woman on the First Street bridge --
The Rabbi and the Cholo --
Cinco de Mayo --
Civilization --
Fire --
Red screams --
A fence of lights --
Next generation --
At Quenchers Bar when you said goodbye --
The face on the radio --
The object of intent is to get there --
Untouched --
A father's lesson --
Francisca --
Suburbia --
Believe me when I say ... --
Reflection on El train glass --
The quiet woman --
Questions for which you are always the answer --
"Eva sitting on the curb with pen and paper before the torturers came to get her" --
Seguro que hell yes! --
Poem for Shakespeare & Company --
Yo Voy Ami! --
Rant, rave & ricochet --
Cloth of muscle and hair --
The old woman of Mérida --
from Notes of a bald cricket --
New poems --
My name's not Rodríguez --
Coal-seller in white dress --
The cockroaches I married --
Mickey Mouse pancakes --
My nature is hunger --
Exiled in the country of reason --
Passersby --
Listening to return to forever's "romantic warrior" with Susana in an empty room of my recently rented Echo Park apartment --
Mother by the lake --
Suicide sweet --
Sometimes a man comes --
Time and nature --
Loving what you leave --
Ritchie Valens doesn't sing here anymore --
Mexika science --
The gold beneath our feet --
Banned --
Fat --
The Chuskas, Navajo land 1998 --
Rez dogs --
Untitled --
Si, se puede! Yes, we can! --
Chuparosa (Hummingbird) --
Existence --
Nightfall : poems to ponder in war and uncertainty --
The wanton life.
Responsibility: by Luis J. Rodríguez.

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"My Nature Is Hunger is the first poetry collection in five years by the major award-winning Latino author, Luis Rodriguez. It includes selections from his previous books, Poems Across the Pavement, The Concrete River, and Trochemoche, and 26 new poems that reflect his increasingly global view, his hard-won spirituality, and his movement toward reconciliation with his family and his past."--Jacket.

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