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Christina D. Rodriguez is a Queens-born Puerto Rican writer/artist, trying to live this thing called, "The Writer's Life". As an aspiring arts journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from Brooklyn College, she blogs about her writing life on her site, The Write Queen (www.thewritequeen.com). She is also the editor for the literary journal Typoetic.us (www.typoetic.us). Her writing has appeared in QueensZine, a handful of stones, Daily Love, amphibi.us, High Coup Journal, Train Write, Short, Fast, and Deadly, 50 to 1, fri haiku, rust+moth, Other Rooms Press, Yes, Poetry, The Body Narratives, The Operating System and the anthologies, pay attention: a river of stones, Old Hollywood, Skeletons, and A Thing of Beauty Painted By Words as well as various college publications. Christina is pursuing her Master's degree in Arts Management at the Columbia College of Chicago as of Fall 2014 to expand on her emerging online media company, Establishing Artists for Tomorrow Media Group (www.eatmedia.org). Her hope is not to touch millions with the power of one word, but to touch one with the power of a stream of words.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Oak Park, IL
Charlie Rossiter, three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the audio website poetrypoetry.com. His work has been featured on NPR and numerous statewide public radio networks. During the ‘90s he hosted the Poetry Motel TV program, still seen on cable stations in some parts of the Northeast. His recent co-authored book Back Beat,has been praised by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He has performed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in NJ; and was among a handful of poets chosen to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2005. His latest book All Over America: Road Poems (2009) is available at www.FoothillsPublishing.com. In it he continues his explorations of memoir through poetry begun in his previous book of poems, The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, (2007) also from FootHills Publishing.