Ricardo Alberto Maldonado discusses his debut poetry collection, The Life Assignment, with Yvette Siegert. [link id=’2115648′ text=’Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show’] is a monthly interview with a Latinx poet who has recently published their first book. The debut poets themselves have selected their interlocutors.
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Ricardo Alberto Maldonado is the author The Life Assignment. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Queer|Arts|Mentorship and CantoMundo, he is at work on El proyecto de la literatura puertorriqueña, an online archive of Puerto Rican Poets from the archipelago and the diaspora.
Yvette Siegert is a poet, translator, and Ledbury Critic. Her most recent publications include Chantal Maillard’s Killing Plato, shortlisted for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Alejandra Pizarnik’s Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972, winner of the Best Translated Book Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Magma, The New Yorker, The Scores, MPT, Ambit, Mentor & Muse, and Crossing Lines: An Anthology of New Immigrant Writing, and received support from CantoMundo, Macondo, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Spanish American literature at Merton College, University of Oxford.
Curated Conversation(s) is a collaboration between The Writer’s Center, Duende District, Poet Lore, and Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. This project is funded by the Poetry Foundation and the generosity of individual donors.