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"In fourteen lines, her sonnets in particular are able to communicate what takes essayists and writers thousands of words"-- Evan Mantyk

"Truly magnificent sonnets-- the fierce determination to make the point, express the feeling, as though it's been squeezed into a tight ball of intensity - fusion - and somehow given rebirth within the strict form and with a measured, powerful progression" -- Hank Whittemore

"Especially in the sonnets, we find poems that are heart-breaking, sometimes a bit shocking or grotesque, seldom gentle, but always a full-bore attack on the subject at hand. They are the product of a magnificent poet" --Bob Wood

“A rare and gifted performer... mesmerizing.”--Matt Miskie

"Theresa Rodriguez is an artist who writes with honesty, depth and precision. The words and lines of this book are so alive with emotion and meaning.. she has achieved something rare and special, in my view -- with lines that waste not a single word, lines that carry the weight of strong feeling... a powerful and original voice for our time"--Hank Whittemore

"Theresa Rodriguez's operatic training comes through in the innate cadence of her poetry and her recitation has all the passion of high theatre"  --Carla Christopher

"Electric"-- Hiram Larew

 "Well-researched, well-written and, most importantly, interesting and enlightening to read.."

-- Sara Thomas, Editor, Classical Singer magazine

"Theresa tells her story with almost brutal vulnerability but is never maudlin, rather she moves with a brisk pace and beautiful style that leaves you, as both reader and audience member, empowered and uplifted"-- Carla Christopher

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Coming Soon: information about Theresa Rodriguez's third book of poetry entitled Longer Thoughts, to be published by Shanti Arts!

Left to Right: Theresa Rodriguez, James Sale, Mark Stone, and James B. Nicola at the Bryant Park poetry reading, New York City, June 17th 2019.

Guest Poet on BCTV's "Poet's Pause" June 11th 2015 , click here or click the image, then start at 19:29, where I start reading!

WRCT "Culture and Main" Interview about Warning Signs of Abuse 4/19/2015 begins at 12:52; monologue begins 33:11