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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

"In Rodriguez we have the sense of a soul longing for order, for discipline, for that unreserved giving for the great cause of either passion or love...The poems, then, at their best can be touching, affecting and profoundly felt experiences, and I think represent real poetry from a real soul whom the Muse has visited...The poetry contains some dazzling truths as she unashamedly faces the demons of herself, her life and her imaginings."--James Sale, poetry critic, award-winning British poet, Arts columnist, The Epoch Times.

"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


POETRY DAY AT THE CREATIVE LIGHT FACTORY! Come to Spring City, Pa on Saturday April 25th 2020 for a full day of sharing and instruction. Theresa is offering a one-hour workshop on sonnets. Click here for detailed information.

SOCIETY OF CLASSICAL POETS 2020 SYMPOSIUM to be held on Sunday May 31st at the New Century Cultural Center in Port Jervis, New York. Theresa will be one of the featured poets! Click here for more information.

Coming Soon: information about Theresa Rodriguez's third book of poetry entitled Longer Thoughts, to be published by Shanti Arts! Click here to read what people are saying about Longer Thoughts!

Click on any of the following links to read Theresa's review of Carol Smallwood's Chonicles in Passing:

The Scarlett Leaf Review

The New Book Review (available March 10)

Compulsive Reader

Click either link to read interview of Theresa Rodriguez on rediscovering the sonnet by Carol Smallwood:

Society of Classical Poets

The Midwest Book Review (Reviewer's Choice)


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.