Ron Rodriguez, Puerto Rican poet, studied with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Anne Waldman at Naropa Institute. Has appeared in the following anthologies: The Trip-The Guide Through Contemporary Poetry-Yugoslavia, City Lights Anthology-S.F., Whose Woods These Are, WPFW Anthology, Hungry As We Are-D.C., and the following publications: New Directions Review, The World-N.Y.C., Big Scream-Grandville Mich., New Blood, Bombay Gin-Boulder CO., Beatniks From Space-Ann Arbor Mich., Action-Adams Basin NY. and First Offence-UK. Also has book published, The Captains That Dogs Aren't with Washington Writers Publishing House.
Has read and performed poetry at The Writer's Center, D.C Space, Botswana Club, Hard Art Gallery, WPFW's Poet and the Poem, Fondo del Sol, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Ruthless Grip Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atticus Books, Pass Gallery, Iota and Miller Cabin in D.C; Pilot Theatre, Be Bop Records and C.A.S.H in L.A; Club Generic, Intersection, Eye Gallery and S.F Art Inst. in San Francisco; Naropa U. in Boulder; Pirate Gallery in Denver; Larry Blake's in Berkeley; Painted Bride in Philadelphia; Maxwell's in Hoboken; Nuyorican Cafe in N.Y.C.;M.S.I.A. Gallery and El Escenario in San Juan P.R., Rutgers and Harvard University.
Played in band Repulsion for Reptiles, which featured an avant-garde jazz-industrial noise hybrid with Spanish lyrics. Has translated the works of Luis Pales Matos and Miguel Unamuno among others. Ron has worked as a laborer, warehouse worker, janitor, truck driver, yoga teacher, drug counselor, case manager with the mentally ill, police psychologist, software tester, court interpreter, and is currently a faceless bureaucrat for the federal government.