Sheila Maldonado is a New York-based artist who was born in Brooklyn, NY. Maldonado is a writer whose work explores the use of image. She authored one-bedroom solo (debut poetry collection), Fly by Night Press (A Gathering of the Tribes) (2011). Her published poems include In the American dream room, Dream Closet (anthology), Secretary Press (2016); At the Uptown Marsh, epic laundry, Ping Pong (journal), Henry Miller Library (2015); documents in disorder, abandoning the cities (again), guards, retiring in the murder capital of the world, In memoriam of the lives lost in the war against humanity (portfolio); The Poetry Mail, Red Laef Foundation, India (2015); great blood, The Quarry, Split This Rock poetry database (2015); and Submit/Resist, A Poet in a Shade of Jade, Hyperallergic (2014).

Her awards and residencies include the CantoMundo Fellowship (2015), the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses Nomination (2013, 2012), the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Creative Grant (2013, 2012, 2007), the Cultural Envoy to Honduras, U.S. State Department (2012), the Teachers & Writers Collaborative/Rockefeller Brothers Fund Residency, Pocantico Hills, NY (2011). She received a B.A. in English & American Literature from Brown University and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing (Poetry) from The City College of New York.

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