Christina Rodriguez


Chicago, IL

Author's Bio

Christina D. Rodriguez is a Latinx poet, entrepreneur, and woman of tech from New York, currently living in Chicago. Her poems have appeared in Tupelo QuarterlyYes, Poetryrust + mothSatin Soulbits, and elsewhere; she also has work published in the anthologies War Crimes Against the Uterus, edited by Wide Eyes Publishing as a response to the recent anti-abortion laws and the She Will Speak Series: Gender Based Violence Anthology, a book that has appeared on the bookshelves of organizations such as End Rape on Campus. Christina has received awards for the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Winter Tangerine’s Catalyze Self-Revolutions workshop. Christina was the winner of the 2016 Commencement Poetry Contest and performed at Columbia College Chicago’s commencement ceremonies. She has performed in places such as the Chicago Public Library and The New York Poetry Festival. She is a board member of the Chicago Writers Association as the coordinator of social media and the organization’s internship program. She is also a contributor to the Instagram poetry book club, Can We Discuss Poetry with a weekly series called Poems Picked by Christina and is a poetry reader for Muzzle Magazine. To learn more about Christina, visit her at or @poemlust on Instagram.

Publications & Prizes

War Crimes Against the Uterus: Poems of Resistance (Wide Eyes Publishing, 2019)
Prizes won: 
  • CUNY Brooklyn College Department of English: The Dean Myrtle Saxe Jacobson Award in Expository Prose, May 2008
  • 2016 Commencement Poetry Contest, Columbia College Chicago

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, Puerto Rican, Spanish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Queens, NY
New York
Raised in: 
South Ozone Park, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 04, 2020