Poems Across the Pavement
25th Anniversary Edition
42 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: April 2014
Tia Chucha Press started twenty-five years ago in Chicago with the publication of Luis J. Rodriguez’s first book, Poems Across the Pavement. As founder/editor of the Press, Rodriguez has sincepublished more than fifty poetry collections of quality crosscultural U.S. poets, as well as anthologies, chapbooks, and a CD. Tia Chucha Press is now a project of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, which Rodriguez helped create in 2001 with his wife Trini.
We are honored to announce the 25th Anniversary Edition of Poems Across the Pavement—close to twenty poems of an emerging poet that began a prolific writing career.
“[Rodriguez’s poems] are full of ethnic passion and political fervor, and are witty and imaginative as well.” —Hayden Carruth
“[Rodriguez is] the poet laureate of the barrio.”
—Luis R. Torres, Los Angeles Times
“Tia Chucha books, man, they fly from the hands to the eye. Here is beauty on and between the covers, truth that shakes hands with you. Luis Rodriguez is the future, and his books are the map you follow to get there.” —Bob Holman