Willie Perdomo is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award and Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award. His poems have 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 two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. He is a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and is currently an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy. Visit his website at www.willieperdomo.com
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I received this book as a gift from my niece. I must say I was surprised. I had never heard of Willie Perdoma, but I was facinated by his style. His words spoke to my inner thoughts. I carry his book in my bag on most days. I've read and re'read the book numerous times. If you live or ever lived in Spanish Harlem this book should be in your collection.
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