Cuban American Poet Aleida Rodríguez visited Smith

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The reading was held in Stoddard Hall Auditorium, preceded was a discussion session in the Poetry Center. Read more...

Aleida Rodríguez

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
4:00 pm Smith College Poetry Center
Discussion Session and Q&A
7:30 pm Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Poetry Reading

Born in Havana and brought to the U.S. at the age of nine, Rodríguez has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Rodríguez’s visit is supported by Meridians and by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender.

The events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please consult the Smith College press release.

Garden of Exile, by Aleida Rodriguez

Rodríguez’s poems resonate with exile, escape, blendings of cultures, and questions of impossible return—and with the visual and visceral of the now. Her debut collection, Garden of Exile, has been praised for the scope of the poet’s view. Her poems flow and resonate with exile, escape and questions of impossible return, and have been published in Ploughshares and the Kenyon Review.

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For more information about Aleida Rodríguez, please consult the Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

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Biography in Context
Includes entries from Contemporary Authors.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword to find poems by Aleida Rodríguez.
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