Ricardo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to the United States when he was fifteen. He received a B.A. in English literature from the U.C. Riverside and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Toronto since 1979. His poetry has been published in magazines such as The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry(Chicago) and Descant. Vehicule Press (Montreal) published The Invention of Honey (1990, republished 1996), Map of Dreams (1996) and McGill-Queen’s University Press published Bamboo Church (2003, republished 2006) and Some Dance in 2014.