Willie Perdomo

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Willie Perdomo
BornNew York, New York
NationalityPuerto Rican
Notable awardsPEN/Open Book Award
SpouseSandra Guzman

Willie Perdomo is a Puerto Rican poet and children's book author. He is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets, 2014), a National Book Critics Circle Awards finalist, Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton & Company, a Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award finalist, 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. He is married to Emmy Award-winning journalist and writer, Sandra Guzman.

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  1. ^ Willie Perdomo's author page at Norton Poets online.
  2. ^ Willie Perdomo's author page at Rattapallax Press.
  3. ^ Pen America Beyond Margins Awards page.
  4. ^ List of Spindle's 2007 Pushcart Prize Nominees.
  5. ^ "National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Publishing Year 2014". National Book Critics Circle. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.