Sheila Maldonado is the author of the poetry collections one-bedroom solo and that's what you get (forthcoming from Brooklyn Arts Press in 2018). Maldonado's family hails from Honduras, which has informed her interdisciplinary Mayanist projects and bilingual poetics. A CantoMundo Fellow, she's been artist-in-residence on Governors Island through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a Cultural Envoy to Honduras for the U.S. State Department.
Her poetry has appeared in Hyperallergic, Gulf Coast, Rattapallax, Aster(ix), and Callaloo, and the anthologies Brooklyn Poets, Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. She teaches creative writing for The City University of New York and as a teaching artist has led residencies for Teachers & Writers Collaborative and National Book Foundation. She holds degrees from Brown University and CUNY. With Macarena Hernandez and Nelly Rosario, she is part of desveladas, a visual writing collective, which won a 2016 Creative Capital award.