Maria Rodriguez-Morales

MARIA RODRIGUEZ-MORALES is a Puerto Rican writer and poet born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. She has been published in the New York Daily News, the e-zine Sofrito for Your Soul and the Anthology Me No Habla with Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry (Rebel Satori Press). She also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in Soledad Speaks, a theatrical and poetic journey that explores Latina identity and which opened with a sold out run at Teatro Iati in New York City. She has shared her voice at La Casa Azul for Librotraficante, El Museo del Barrio’s Latinidades, The Schomburg Center for Black Research’s Dia de los Obreros, at the Caribbean Cultural Center and in Tribute to Tato Laviera at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Rodriguez-Morales has curated reading and performances for the NYC Latina Writers Group as well as SPEAK UP! Voices from the Movement as part of El Museo del Barrio's Speak Up! Spoken Word Series. She has facilitated youth workshops and open mics at the South Queens Boys and Girls Club, Richmond Hill Library and various public schools in the metro NYC area. In Spring 2014 Rodriguez-Morales released her chapbook Brooklyn’s Daughter.

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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