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Theresa Rodriguez

Performance Poetry and Spoken Word

 

"Theresa Rodriguez's operatic training comes through in the innate cadence of her poetry and her recitation has all the passion of high theatre. She is both a classical performer of old and the impassioned writer/activist/educator we desperately need today. 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, Arts and Cultural Community Liaison for York City, Director of PoemSugar Press, Host of "Culture and Main: York's Cultural Showcase" on WRCT

 

To book Theresa for a feature at your poetry open mic, spoken word,workshop  or other poetic event:

 

Watch and Hear Theresa Rodriguez:

Full Video and Clips of Interviews and Individual Poems

Theresa Rodriguez: A brief introduction

Society of Classical Poets

Goodbye, Sweet Fetal Child

The Fallen Vestige

June 17th 2019 Bryant Park, New York

Full Video Theresa Rodriguez

Author of JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS POEMS AND SONGS

Running Time 17:50

Full video of Theresa Rodriguez as guest feature poet at the King's Courtyard in York Pennsylvania June 18th 2014. Reading from her book JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS.  "The Homeless Sonnet", "To Be, or Not To Be Medicated", "Cut Sonnet", "Awilda Suárez", "Sonnet of the Hardened Heart", "The Supreme-Breasted One", "The Word-Birth Sonnet". Interview about JESUS AND EROS where Rodriuez discusses the ambigious image of the book cover and meaning of the word "eros" in the context of this poetic work. Interview about  her upcoming book WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE: GET OUT EARLY AND STAY FREE FOREVER. 

Interview about JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by THERESA RODRIGUEZ

Running Time 1:37

Theresa Rodriguez discusses her book JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. Discusses the term "eros" and how it is applied in the context of her book. Discusses the ambiguous cover image as well as the structure and the content of the work.

The Homeless Sonnet

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:21

Theresa Rodrigues reads "The Homeless Sonnet" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. "I know no sanctuary, warm, secure, or safe"

Sonnet of the Hardened Heart

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:17

Theresa Rodriguez reads "Sonnet of the Hardened Heart" from her book JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. "tumult against the psychic seabed floor"

To Be, or Not To Be Medicated

From JESUS AND EROS, SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by THERESA RODRIGUEZ

Running Time 4:16

Theresa Rodriguez reads "To Be, or Not To Be Medicated" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. Interview discusses the issues of medication side effects for persons with bipolar disorder. "but how can trees waive branches in the air if they become attenuated bits?"

Cut Sonnet

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:20

Theresa Rodriguez reads "Cut Sonnet" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS POEMS AND SONGS. Cutting is a coping mechanism sometimes employed by persons with bipolar disorder. "like tears which know no part of reason or of sanity"

The Supreme-Breasted One (El Shaddai)

from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 3:58

Theresa Rodriguez reads "The Supreme-Breasted One (El Shaddai)" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS POEMS AND SONGS. "A femininty in trinity?"

The Word-Birth Sonnet

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running TIme 1:09

Theresa Rodriguez reads "The Word-Birth Sonnet" from her book JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. "For writing is the labor of the mind"

Grey Sonnet

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:19

Theresa Rodriguez reads "Grey Sonnet" from her book JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS.  At the poetry reading celebrating the publication of the Layers of Language Anthology which includes "Grey Sonnet" and "The Fallen Vestige." Studio B, Boyertown, February 23 2015 "For grey to dwell alone is grey indeed, When colors yearn to contrast, blend and bleed"

Annelid Sonnet

from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:16

Theresa Rodriguez reads "Annelid Sonnet" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. An annelid is a type of blood-sucking creature such as a leech. At the poetry reading celebrating the Layers of Language Anthology which includes "Grey Sonnet" and "The Fallen Vestige" Studio B, Boyertown, February 23 2015.

The fallen vestige

From JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS

by Theresa Rodriguez

Running Time 1:30

Theresa Rodriguez reads "The fallen vestige" from JESUS AND EROS: SONNETS, POEMS AND SONGS. At the poetry reading celebrating the Layers of Language Anthology which includes "Grey Sonnet" and "The Fallen Vestige" Studio B, Boyertown, February 23 2015. "of seed and growth and birth and bloom and height"

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