Willie Perdomo is the author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (Norton, 1996) and Smoking Lovely(Rattapallax, 2003), which won the 2004 PEN American Beyond Margins Award. His work has been included in several anthologies includingPoems of New York, The Harlem Reader andMetropolis Found. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Bomb, and PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers. He is the author of a Visiting Langston, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Children, illustrated by Bryan Collier. He has been featured on several PBS documentaries including Words in Your Face andThe United States of Poetry and has appeared on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and BETís “Hughesí Dream Harlem.” Perdomo is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction and Poetry Fellowships. He currently teaches at Friends Seminary and Bronx Academy of Letters.
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