Colaterales/Collateral, by Dinapiera Di Donato. In conversation with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

Friday, February 21st., 7pm

Colaterales/Collateral (Akashik Books), by Dinapiera Di Donato 

The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series. 

In conversation with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado. 





DINAPIERA DI DONATO is an award-winning Venezuelan poet. She has published several books, including La Sorda (poetry), Desventuras del Ocio: Libro de Rachid (poetry), La Sonrisa de Bernardo Atxaga (novel), andNoche con Nieve y Amantes (short stories). In 2011 she received a grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. She lives in New York where she teaches Spanish and French. Colaterales/Collateral is her latest collection of poetry.

RICARDO ALBERTO MALDONADO, the translator (from Spanish to English) of Colaterales/Collateral, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His poems and translations have appeared in Boston Review, DIAGRAM, Guernica,and Sidebrow. A 2011 poetry fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he is the managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

The National Poetry Series and The Center @ Miami Dade College established the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2012. This award—named in the spirit of the late Nobel Prize–winning poet Octavio Paz—honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident.

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to ensure the publication of poetry books annually through participating publishers. More than 160 books have been awarded since the Series’ inception and the recent addition of the Robert Fagles Translation Prize. Publication is funded by the Lannan Foundation; Stephen Graham; Joyce & Seward Johnson Foundation; Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds; The Poetry Foundation; and Olafur Olafsson.

As a department of Miami Dade College, The Center began in 2002 as an umbrella organization producing literary programming that embraces authors and writing, journalism, play- and screenwriting, reading and literacy, and the successful Miami Book Fair International. The Center’s community outreach consists of reading campaigns and book discussions, writing workshops, author presentations, panel discussions, master classes, and much more to promote the craft and power of the written word.