Mr. Rodriguez has been the recipient of a number of awards during his time in both undergraduate and graduate school. He was awarded the the Edgar Allan Poe Prize in for Fiction in 1997 and 1998 as well as the Rose and John Hutton Award for Academic Excellence in Creative Writing, 1998. The William C. Hess Memorial Prize for Scholarly Research: Honorable Mention, 1998. In 1999 he received the Alice Stark Short Fiction Award, as well as The New York Times Fellowship Award in Creative Writing in June of 2000.
Some of his Publications Include:
Revista/Review Interamericana of Puerto Rico -Autumn/Winter 1997: Collection of poems African Voices Magazine - Fall of 1999: Collection of poems. Rhapsody Magazine summer of 1999 Issue: Collection of poems and a short story.