Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

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 PoetryBoston ReviewGuernicaDenver 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.

Poetry and Process: From Idea to Finished Poem

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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 […]