Poet | Translator | Managing Director, 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Collateral (National Poetry Series/Akashic Books) and the recipient of poetry fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boston Review, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, is a Canto Mundo fellow, and co-hosts the EMPIRE reading series with Hafizah Geter.
In an interview for NPR, former US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera describes inspiration as a “great rush of excitement.” “It’s like you’re going to a dance and […] you can’t wait to get on the floor,” he says. When we arrive at a poem as readers, we see it in its polished form. Rarely […]