After graduating from a grammar school, he studied landscape engineering at the Agricultural College in Prague. He specialised mainly in landscape architecture, dendrology and pisciculture. After that, he worked as an educator of the blind, and also as a landscape environmentalist for the district authorities in Prague-East. At the end of the 1990s, he took part in editing the Weles magazine, an important platform for the most recent poets. Nowadays he is dealing with applied graphics and works as an editor of a number of geology-oriented magazines and publications. He lives with his wife and two sons in Prague.
His work is characterized by very original poetics as far as both imagery and austere, distinctly polished expression are concerned. These qualities refer to the inspiration by Vladimír Holan's poetry. Together with the collections of poetry by Bogdan Trojak, Petr Hruška, Petr Borkovec, Pavel Kolmačka and J. H. Krchovský, Maděra's two highly praised  poetry books, Krevel and Komorní hůrka have formed the horizon of recent Czech poetry. Has widely published in the following literary periodicals: Iniciály, Modrý květ, Weles, Host, Tvar, Texty, Sedmá generace etc.