Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Canadian poet, Ricardo Sternberg, moved to the United States with his family when he was fifteen. He studied at U.C. Riverside and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has lived in Canada since 1979 where he taught Brazilian and Portuguese literature at the University of Toronto. His poetry has been published on both sides of the border: The Paris Review, The Nation, Descant, The Walrus, The American Poetry Review among other journals. He has won a Pushcart Prize and The Nation Poetry Prize. His poetry was selected for inclusion in The Best of Canadian Poetry in English in 2009 and 2012. He was invited to give the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at UCLA in 2016, and in 2018 he was awarded the Ordem do Rio Branco by Brazil. Signal Editions of Véhicule Press published his first two books, The Invention of Honey and Map of Dreams,and McGill-Queen’s University Press published Bamboo Church and Some Dance.
Author’s photo by Eduardo Lima.