Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Trochemoche - Poems - cover

Trochemoche - Poems

Luis J. Rodríguez

Publisher: Open Road Media

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Poems of the barrio and of the Americas beyond Spanish for “helter-skelter,” Trochemoche begins by conjuring life in the barrio, whether in a slum in a Texas border town or in L.A., the vast, hectic, desperate California metropolis where Luis J. Rodríguez grew up. For Rodríguez, only art offered deliverance from the despair of gang violence and poverty, and these poems stand as prayers for transcendence, recorded long after Rodríguez escaped his violent past and began to explore the wider world. Here Rodríguez offers not only songs of the American dream, but a dream of the Americas, a place that invites a pell-mell, sometimes violent, collision of cultures, human impulses, and natural forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Other books that might interest you

  • Running Upon the Wires - Poems - cover

    Running Upon the Wires - Poems

    Kate Tempest

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    From award-winning writer, spoken-word star, and spellbinding performer Kae Tempest, an unabashedly intimate poetry collection that confirms them as one of our most important poetic truth tellers. 
     
    “Running Upon the Wires is full body art, smack against love in all its stages, a battle to the finish-or the beginning-the epic struggle (and ecstasy) as only Kae Tempest could record.” -Bob Holman 
     
    My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires (James Joyce, Dubliners). 
     
    Kae Tempest is as bold an observer of the human heart as they are of social and political change. Their raw and exhilarating new collection of poems throbs with love's extremes: the end of one relationship, the budding of another, and what happens when the heart is pulled both ways at once. 
     
    Tempest's "wires" are the classical poet's harp, the technological wires of communication, and the neural wires of feeling. Their electrifying new verse weaves interpersonal struggle into a cathartic and memorable work of art about joy and despair, confusion and clarity, self-destruction and revival. Explosively lyrical and pulsing with feeling, Running Upon the Wires is frayed yet powerful in its pain, determined to speak and find love in a human community of “terrifying beauty.”
    Show book
  • Prelude to a Kiss - cover

    Prelude to a Kiss

    Craig Lucas

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A whirlwind courtship. A storybook wedding. A kiss for the bride. And suddenly everything changes. When Peter and Rita’s brand-new marriage is strained by a magical twist of fate, true love will never mean quite the same thing again. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recordings, starring:Caroline Aaron as Mrs. BoyleShannon Cochran as LeahTate Donovan as PeterCharles Durning as Old ManArabella Field as RitaChuma Hunter-Gault as the Waiter and othersSharon Madden as Aunt DorothyDanny Strauss as TaylorRon West as Dr. BoyleStage Managers, Jode Ryskiewicz and Cary Thompson. Radio Producer, Raymond Guarna. Associate Producer, Susan Raab. Directed by Nancy Malone.
    Show book
  • Harvest Poems - 1910–1960 - cover

    Harvest Poems - 1910–1960

    Carl Sandburg

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The great American poet’s essential collection spanning fifty years of verse—with an introduction by Mark Van Doren. 
     
    With major contributions in the realms of journalism, biography and children’s fiction, Carl Sandburg was a luminary of twentieth-century American literature. But he was first a foremost a poet who transformed the diversity of his experience into powerfully vivid and beloved verse. His many collections won numerous accolades, including two Pulitzer Prizes. 
     
    This selection of Sandburg’s poems is culled from half a century of output and includes thirteen poems appearing in book form for the first time. As this collection so masterfully demonstrates, “[Sandburg’s poetry] is independent, honest, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as life itself” (New York Times).
    Show book
  • Speed the Plow - cover

    Speed the Plow

    David Mamet

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Jaded Hollywood producer Bobby Gould has spent a career reaping what others sow, until the night he’s forced to choose between his loyal friend’s sure-fire hit and a beautiful girl’s art-house project. During a wicked evening of seduction and manipulation, Bobby discovers that the power he exerts is more elusive than it seems.An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jeff Goldblum, Adam Arkin and Dina Waters.
    Show book
  • Duanaire Na Sracaire - Anthology of Medieval Gaelic Poetry - cover

    Duanaire Na Sracaire - Anthology...

    Meg Bateman, Wilson McLeod

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The definitive Gaelic-English anthology of medieval Scottish verse: an annotated treasure trove of literary history spanning a millennium.  Duanaire na Sracaire—or Songbook of the Pillagers—is the first anthology to bring together Scotland’s Gaelic poetry from c.600-1600 AD, a time when Scotland shared its rich culture with Ireland. It includes a huge range of diverse poetry: prayers and hymns of Iona, Fenian lays, praise poems and satires, courtly songs and lewd rants, songs of battle and death, incantations and love poems.   All poems appear with facing-page translations which capture the spirit and beauty of the originals and are accompanied by detailed notes. A comprehensive introduction sets the context and analyses the role and functions of poetry in Gaelic society. This collection will appeal to poetry lovers, Gaelic speakers and those keen to explore a vital part of Scotland’s literary heritage.
    Show book
  • Of Love And Desire - cover

    Of Love And Desire

    Louis de Bernières

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Of Love and Desire is a rich collection of love poems written over a lifetime, capturing its many forms: from rapture, infatuation and urgency to sorrow, heartache and disillusion. Poetry was de Bernières' first and greatest literary love, a passion evident in the musicality and emotion of his poems, which are full of stories and the truth of lived experience.
    Show book