WBEZ | Luis Rodriguez http://www.wbez.org/tags/luis-rodriguez Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en After launching his career in Chicago, Poet Luis Rodriguez returns to give back http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/after-launching-his-career-chicago-poet-luis-rodriguez-returns-give-back <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-16/Luis-Rodriguez.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Poet Luis Rodriguez is an activist and artist who has a deep and long-standing love affair with words. It all began in a somewhat unlikely time and place &ndash; in jail, during his troubled teen years.<br /><br />In the decades since, Rodriguez has become one of the most recognized Chicano writers in the country. His 1993 memoir <em>Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.&nbsp;</em>won him the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. He&rsquo;s written numerous books and won plenty of awards since then.<br /><br />But after launching his career in Chicago, he left more than a decade ago to resettle in LA. Now he&rsquo;s back, at the invitation of <a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/hull_house.html" target="_blank">Jane Addams Hull House Museum</a>.<b> </b>They&rsquo;ve commissioned a new poem by Rodriguez for their <em>Alternative Labeling Project</em>.</p></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/after-launching-his-career-chicago-poet-luis-rodriguez-returns-give-back