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Theresa Werba 
Performance Poetry
(formerly Theresa Rodriguez)


"Theresa Werba'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

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


Recent Readings 2019-2021

The Bridge PAI Global/Virtual Open Mic Jan 27th 2021

A "sonnet sandwich"-- 1. If I could access 2. George Floyd 3. I do not know what love is anymore

Pen to Paper Dec 26, 2020,

A sonnet on the sensory experience of the writing process.

The Bridge PAI Global/Virtual Open Mic, Dec 18th, 2020, Peace and Joy Show

Dec 18th 2020

Three Sonnets on the creative process: "The Word-Birth Sonnet" "Pen to Paper" "Writer's Block"

The Bridge PAI Global/Virtual Open Mic, NOV 18, 2020, Thanksgiving Show

November 18th 2020

Five Sonnets: "Sonnet of the Hardened Heart;" "The Homeless Sonnet;" "The Rise of Fall;" "Oh, when I think back;" "Grey Sonnet"

Berks Bards Featured Poet

October 20th 2020

Reading and discussion

Society of Classical Poets

2020 Symposium Featured Poet

May 31 2020

"The Rise of Fall"

Society of Classical Poets

Bryant Park Poetry Reading

17 June 2019

"Goodbye, Sweet Fetal Child"

"The Fallen Vestige"

Watch and hear Theresa on her YouTube Channel for older videos and interviews

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