Theresa Rodriguez is the author of five books, including Jesus and Eros: Sonnets, Poems and Songs (Bardsinger Books, 2015), and a chapbook of 37 sonnets (Bardsinger Books, 2019). Her third book of poetry, entitled Longer Thoughts, is scheduled for publication by Shanti Arts in 2020.

Theresa is a retired classical singer and voice teacher who holds a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music performance from Skidmore College and a Master of Music with distinction in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has been a contributing writer for Classical Singer magazine on a myriad of topics of interest to classical singers. For ten years Theresa was a therapeutic musician who provided musical services to institutionalized and senior citizen populations. She is founder of the Christian Poetry Fellowship of Bethel, Pennsylvania, which she hosted for three years. She is a member of Berks Bards of Reading, Pennsylvania and a contributing member of The Society of Classical Poets.

Theresa is the joyful mother of six children and grandmother of five. A native Manhattanite, she lived among the Amish and Mennonites for twenty-five years in rural Pennsylvania but now makes her home outside of Philadelphia.

Theresa’s website is

Read Theresa’s poetry published by the Society as well as an interview by Carol Smallwood here.


Photo of poet by Gloria Farrisi

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