Poems and Texts

“GIRL, YOU BETTER TRY TO HAVE FUN” by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

Girl You Better Try to Have Fun

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Colaterales (Akashic Books/The National Poetry Series). His work has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Sidebrow andGuernica and elsewhere. A poetry fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer Arts Mentorship, he is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.