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Reina María Rodríguez


Photo © Kris Dykstra

AUDIO RESOURCES

Rodríguez reads an excerpt from "The Girl's Story," a selection from Other Letters to Milena. Text posted in Spanish with English tr., Asymptote, April 2011.

  • complete recording (6:52): MP3

Reading at SUNY-Buffalo, April 12, 2000

Translations by Nancy Gates Madsen and Kristin Dykstra, as published in Violet Island and Other Poems (Green Integer, 2004).

  1. The Islands / Las Islas (translation read by Nancy Gates Madsen) (3:10): MP3
  2. Isle of Wright / La Isla de Wright (translation ready by Nancy Gates Madsen) (3:43): MP3
  3. Year's End: Wanted, Between Anne Frank and Me (translation only; read by Nancy Gates Madsen) (2:19): MP3
  4. I Lost a Word (translation only; read by Nancy Gates Madsen) (1:08): MP3
  5. Twilight's Idol (translation only; read by Nancy Gates Madsen) (4:19): MP3
  6. Violet Island (translation read by Kristin Dykstra) (10:07): MP3
  7. Watery Light / Luz Acuosa (translation read by Kristin Dykstra) (16:05): MP3
  8. A Girl Mad as Birds (translation only; read by Kristin Dykstra) (1:51): MP3
  9. The Artist (translation only; read by Kristin Dykstra) (3:44): MP3
  10. The Work (translation only; read by Kristin Dykstra) (5:26): MP3
  11. at least, that's how he looked, backlit / al menos, así lo veía a contra luz (Spanish only) (6:33): MP3

Recordings with Unknown Dates

  • Laguna de los nenúfares (2:12): MP3
  • La palabra jarra (2:27): MP3
  • Bosque negro (1:32): MP3
  • Infotur (1:49): MP3

VIDEO RESOURCES

“Pescadores, crudos.” Read by Reina María Rodríguez in Spanish. English translation posted at NEA Writers’ Corner: http://www.nea.gov/features/writers/writersCMS/writer.php?id=12_06 Filmed in Havana by Kristin Dykstra, 7 June 2010.

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“Violet Island.” Read by Reina María Rodríguez in Spanish. (Text with English tr. in Violet Island and Other Poems, Green Integer, 2004.) Filmed in Havana by Kristin Dykstra, 7 June 2010.

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Bilingual reading with translator Kristin Dykstra, Introduction by Joel Kuszai, at Queensborough Community College, April 14, 2010.



These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2011 Reina María Rodríguez. Used with the permission of Reina María Rodríguez. Distributed by PennSound.