The Poetry Project


Hafizah Geter & Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

In poems crossing language and place, probing the histories and conventions of words, grammars, idioms, and daily language matter, Hafizah Geter and Ricardo Alberto Maldonado locate in their work the ongoing violences of slavery and settler colonialism. Join us as we celebrate their debut books, Geter's UN-AMERICAN and Maldonado's The Life Assignment, two works that trace the elements and sources of persistent inequity and state violence, while also mapping new visions for sovereignty and liberation.