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Willie Perdomo

Willie Perdomo

Willie Perdomo is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (forthcoming from Penguin Poets in April 2014); Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax, 2003), winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award; and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton, 1996), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award.

His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, BOMB, Mandorla, and African Voices. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a former recipient of the Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing at Columbia University, and a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Perdomo is also founder/publisher of Cypher Books and is currently an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Bibliography

Poetry
The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets, 2014)
Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax, 2003)
Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (W. W. Norton, 1996)

Children's Books
Clemente!, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Henry Holt, 2010)
Visiting Langston, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Perfection Learning, 2005)