Radomir Vojtech Luza gets his love of art and politics from his parents, Radomir Sr. and Libuse Podhraska. Luza’s father fought in the Czech Resistance led by his grandfather Vojtech Luza, who was murdered by the Nazi’s in 1944.
Radomir’s mother was the youngest actress ever accepted into the Czech National Dramatic conservatory at 15 before Adolf Hitler closed the doors in 1943. They then escaped Communism in their beloved Czechoslovakia in 1948 eventually coming to the United States in 1953.
This is Radomir’s 25th book, and 16th collection of poetry. He has had work published in nearly 40 literary journals, anthologies and web sites such as “Pegasus,” “Spare Change,” Nerve Cowboy,” “Bicycle Review,” “Cultural Weekly” and RogueScholars.com.
Luza is the Poet Laureate of North Hollywood, CA and a Pushcart Prize nominee. He has also taught poetry to youngsters as part of the Youth Poetry Workshop sponsored by the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council, of which is President.
Radomir has Featured his poetry nearly 80 times across the country.
Luza has also organized over a dozen readings across the country in places such as New York City, New Jersey, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Los Angeles. He is currently the host of the monthly UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY reading at T.U. Studios in North Hollywood, CA and co-host of the weekly WRITER WEDNESDAY reading at Bob’s Espresso Bar in NoHo with Jessica Wilson.