Willie Perdomo

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Willie Perdomo
Willie-perdomo.jpg
Nationality American
Genre Poetry
Website
willieperdomo.com

Overview[edit]

Willie Perdomo is a prize-winning Puerto Rican poet and children's book author. He is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Pengun Poets, 2014), Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton & Company, 1996),[1] Postcards of El Barrio (Isla Negra Press, 2002), and Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax Press, 2003),[2] which received a PEN Beyond Margins Award.[3] His children's book, Visiting Langston, received the Coretta Scott King Honor. Perdomo was also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 2001 and 2009. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee,[4] and recently was a Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University. He is co-founder/publisher of Cypher Books, a VONA/Voices faculty member, and is currently an Instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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  1. ^ http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall95/031383.htm | Willie Perdomo's author page at Norton Poets online
  2. ^ http://www.rattapallax.com/perdomo.htm | Willie Perdomo's author page at Rattapllax Press
  3. ^ http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/280 | Pen America Beyond Margins Awards page
  4. ^ http://spindlezine.com/index.php/issues/2007-pushcart-prize-nominees.html | List of Spindle's 2007 Pushcart Prize Nominees