Ricardo J. Bogaert-Alvarez
Doctor Ricardo J. Bogaert-Álvarez is a Dominican-American chemical engineer and poet. He was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic and grew up in a hacienda. He obtained his B.S. at the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Later, he obtained his chemical engineering masters and PhD at the University of Delaware. He has lived in the United States since 1981 and resides in Denver with his beloved wife Laura. He has published poems in the “El Sol” newspaper, “The New Press,” the Horizons” anthology and the “American Institute of Chemical Engineers” supplement, among other publications.
He is the vice president of the Columbine Poets, Inc, which is a poetry club at the state level in Colorado. In poetry contests of this club, he has won a third prize (2019) and an honorable mention (2015) in the formal poetry category. He has also won an honorable mention (2019) and a second place (2020) in the category of prose poem.
The Mask Behind My Face: This book of poetry includes poems about the growth of the author in Dominican Republic during dictatorships and then his adaptation to the American society. This book is available through Amazon Kindle.
The Dance of the Phoenix: This book relates a pilgrimage of personal redemption of the author through love and poetry. Each poem has both the Spanish and the English versions.
The Samurai Poet: This book presents a rainbow of themes from poems about being laid-off, love lost and found, politics and just plain fun. Each poem has the English and Spanish versions.
Both “The Dance of the Phoenix” and “The Samurai Poet” are available through the author.