Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Aleida Rodríguez
(2019)
Aleida Rodríguez
Poetry.LA Interview Series
Poetry.LA Studio
7/13/2019
Aleida Rodríguez is a bilingual poet, essayist, and translator, active since the 1970s. Her collection, Garden of Exile (1999), was chosen by Marilyn Hacker to receive the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize from Sarabande Books and went on to win the PEN Center USA Literary Award. It was the only book of poetry included in the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books list in 2000. Rodríguez was the first woman (as well as Latina and lesbian) to found and publish a literary magazine and press in Los Angeles: rara avis/Books of a Feather. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals and she has received numerous awards and fellowships, most recently a 2018-19 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowship in Literature. She has taught writing in universities, colleges, high schools, elementary schools, community centers, and the AIDS Unit of a women's prison.
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