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Ricardo Maldonado

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. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and co-hosts the EMPIRE reading series with Hafizah Geter.

maldonado2 Poetry

I would toss Marlboros out
in the dream of discipline. Milk in a bottle heating
                                                   in the sunlight.
I prayed, likely infected
by the warm climate

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