"The Life Assignment is a collection about displacement and the debts of history-how one finds a sense of home and creates one for oneself and one's community"--
"In this quietly furious bilingual debut, Maldonado challenges the entanglements of power, queer love, money, and language against the backdrop of a post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a life of daily labor in New York City...." -Publishers Weekly
Published September 8, 2020
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the co-editor ofPuerto Rico en mi corazónand the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer|Arts|Mentorship. He lives in New York, where he serves as managing director at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center.