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Luis J. Rodriguez has 1 upcoming event.
Poetry, Politics & Place with Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Naomi Shihab Nye & Luis J. Rodriguez: Poets House at AWP
Three leading poets read their poems and discuss their poetry-activism in New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and around the country. Each engages poetic practice and community building with projects that expand poetry's place in our lives and culture: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
through photography, Naomi Shihab Nye
through writing for children, and Luis J. Rodriguez
through publishing projects and political organizing. The transformative power of poetry brings these three together to talk about how we can make a better world. Moderated by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika (rmharris)… (more)
Event location: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One, Los Angeles CA
Luis J. Rodriguez has 5 past events. (show)
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| | Best of the Los Angeles Weekly, 1985; Poetry Center Book Award, San Francisco State University, for Poems across the Pavement, 1989; Illinois Arts Council poetry fellowships, 1992, 2000; Lannan fellowship in poetry, 1992; Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, 1993; Carl Sandburg Literary Award for nonfiction, and New York Times Book Review Notable Book, both 1993, and Chicago-Sun Times Book Award for nonfiction, 1994, all for Always Running: La Vida Loca--Gang Days in L.A.; Hispanic Heritage Award for literature, 1998; Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, 1996; National Association for Poetry Therapy Public Service Award, 1997; Paterson Prize for Books for Young Adults, 1999; Skipping Stones magazine honor awards, 1999 and 2000; Silver Book Award, Foreword magazine, 1999; Parents' Choice Books for Children Award, 1999; Illinois Author of the Year Award, 2000; Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Commended Title, 2000; Premio Fronterizo Border Book Festival, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2001; Unsung Heroes of Compassion award, 2001; PEN West/Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence, for The Concrete River; California Arts Council Fellowship and Sundance Institute Arts Writing Fellowship, both 2002; Local Hero of the Year Award, 2006, Union Bank of California/KCET-TV; Paterson Poetry Prize, 2006, for My Nature Is Hunger: New and Selected Poems 1999-2004; City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature, 2006-07 [1985, 1989, 1992, 2000, 1992, 1993, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1996, 1997, 1999, 1999, 2000, 1999, 1999, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2006, 1999, 2006]
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