The Poetry Project

Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo is featured in a landscape-oriented photograph, cropped from the waist up, seated at a table by a window in what appears to be a cafe. His is looking towards the bottom left edge of the frame in three-quarters profile. His left elbow rests on the table and his hand is poised idly in the air slightly in front of and to the side of his face.

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), winner of the Cave Canem Prize; Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry; Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose (Counterpath Press, 2014), finalist for a Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018); Carmelina: Figures (Wendy’s Subway, 2021); and the forthcoming Virgil Kills: Stories (Nightboat Books, 2022). Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson, too, is an interdisciplinary artist and Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at UC Santa Cruz.