Andrés Rodríguez was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied English literature at the University of Iowa, Stanford, and University of California, Santa Cruz. The author of two collections of poetry, Night Song (Tia Chucha Press) and Portal of Dreams (Woodley Press), Rodríguez has published poems in Bilingual Review, Cortland Review, Hubbub, Palabra, and New York Quarterly, among others. He is also the author of Book of the Heart: The Poetics, Letters, and Life of John Keats (Lindisfarne Press). He won Poets & Writers' Maureen Egan Writers Exchange award for poetry and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize in poetry.