Curated Conversations: A Latinx Poetry Show Episode VIII


Location: Online

The Writer S Center

Curated Conversation(s): Ricardo Alberto Maldonado with Yvette Siegert


Curated Conversation(s): A Latinx Poetry Show is a virtual initiative that features in-depth conversations between a Latinx poet and an interlocutor of their choosing. These pre-recorded discussions are posted on the web every month and involve a deep dive into a first book. A parallel activity involves monthly book club discussions on Zoom moderated by guest poets. This Letras Latinas program is a partnership with The Writer’s Center and Duende District Bookstore, made possible with funding from the Poetry Foundation and private benefaction.

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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.