About the Author
Best known for his autobiographical Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., LUIS RODRIGUEZ has written for The Nation, Grand Street, and the Los Angeles Weekly, 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, which publishes 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.