Andrés Rodríguez


Kansas City, MO 64111

Author's Bio

Andrés Rodríguez was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied English literature at the University of Iowa, Stanford, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The author of two collections of poetry, Night Song (Tia Chucha Press) and Portal of Dreams (Woodley Press), Rodríguez has published poems in Bilingual Review, Cortland Review, Hubbub, Palabra, and New York Quarterly, among others. He is also the author of Book of the Heart: The Poetics, Letters, and Life of John Keats (Lindisfarne Press). He won Poets & Writers' Maureeen Egan Writers Exchange award for poetry and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry.

Publications & Prizes

Bards against Hunger: Kansas (Local Gems Press, 2018)
Union: 15 Years of Drunken Boat (Ethos Books, 2015)
Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland (Scapegoat Press, 2008)
Dream of a Word: The Tia Chucha Press Poetry Anthology (Tia Chucha Press, 2005)
Wild Song: Poems of the Natural World (University of Georgia Press, 1998)
Currents from the Dancing River: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry (Harcourt Brace, 1994)
New Chicana/Chicano Writing (University of Arizona Press, 1992)
Portal of Dreams (Woodley Press, 2018)
Night Song (Tia Chucha Press, 1994)
Prizes won: 

Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Award in Poetry (Missouri) 2007

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Complaints by W. S. Di Piero, The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson, The Warm South by Paul Kerschen, No Time to Spare by Ursula LeGuin, Second World and Green World by Harry Berger, Jr.

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Teachers
Born in: 
Kansas City, MO
Raised in: 
Kansas City, MO
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Last update: Sep 25, 2021