Bill (William) Rodriguez Receives North Street Book Prize

After retiring from thirty-three years of teaching English at James Madison Memorial High School, W. R. Rodriguez, MA ’75, completed The Bronx Trilogy: Three Books of Poetry about The Bronx. Recently, From the Banks of Brook Avenue, the final book of the series, was awarded first prize for poetry by the North Street Book Prize, a contest for self-published books that is sponsored by Winning Writers. Thanks to the skills he learned during three decades of serving as advisor to Pressions, Memorial’s creative-writing magazine, Rodriguez did all of the design and layout himself, and published all three books under his Zeugpres imprint.