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Borrowed Bones: New Poems from the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles
by Luis J. Rodriguez
foreword by Martín Espada
Northwestern University Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-8101-3364-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3568.O34879B67 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Foreword by Martín Espada



This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez’s work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" In his introductory remarks, Martín Espada describes the poet as a man engaged in people and places: "Luis Rodríguez is a poet of many tongues, befitting a city of many tongues. He speaks English, Spanish, ‘Hip Hop,’ ‘the Blues,’ and ‘cool jazz.’ He speaks in ‘mad solos.’ He speaks in ‘People’s Sonnets.’ He speaks in the language of protest. He speaks in the language of praise."



 



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