Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

“Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His translation of Cesar Vallejo’s “LXXV” was named a finalist for the Willis Barnstone Translation Award. He attended Tufts and Columbia Universities. He lives in New York City.”

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado: Three Poems

Non Fiction

A hammer
by the iron windows.
I am a man, I argued,
for thou hast made me glad
through thy work.
I am seated.
I smashed wafers by
the arbors. I stopped there.
If everyone dies or goes
to the seeds, I will enter with a lock.
I understand I occupy
a bed.
Before the flood, I decided
to walk home
and come down with a fever.


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