- Paperback: 75 pages
- Published: 12/3/13
- IBSN: 9781617751912
- e-IBSN: 9781617752032
- Genre: Poetry
The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series.
“Di Donato is an ambitious, talented writer; her lush language will engage a wide and diverse audience.”
—Library Journal; One of “Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014”
“Revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart.”
—New York Journal of Books
“Dinapiera Di Donato’s poetry exhibits a tremendous control of language . . . She is both ancient and contemporary . . . a vital poet who honors the memory of Octavio Paz.”
—Victor Hernandez Cruz, author of In the Shadow of Al-Andalus
These poems were written during days spent clearing river debris while living along the Hudson River in Manhattan. They speak of the wanderings of a nomadic subject who erases and rewrites in an imaginary landscape.
The Paz Prize for Poetry is presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center @ Miami Dade College. This annual award—named in the spirit of the late Nobel Prize–winning poet, Octavio Paz—honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident. An open competition is held each May, when an esteemed Spanish-speaking poet selects a winning manuscript. The book will be published in a bilingual edition by Akashic Books. The winning poet will also receive a $500 cash prize.
The translator (from Spanish to English) of Colaterales/Collateral, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, 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.
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), and Noche 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.