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Reading by Willie Perdomo
Start Date: 4/9/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/9/2019End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:

Please join us for a Reading by Willie Perdomo, Instructor in English, author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime

In celebration of his new book The Crazy Bunch


Library Commons
Class of 1945 Library
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Perdomo has won several awards for his writing including the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award finalist for Where a Nickel Costs a Dime(1996); winner of the PEN/Open Book Award for Smoking Lovely(2004; and a National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) finalist for The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (2014).

He has received fellowships from Columbia University, Lucas Artists Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Poetry magazine, the Yale Review, The Common, Bomb, and African Voices.

“Whether we’re talking Puerto Rico or the US, the Poetry Society of America or the corner of 123rd Street and Lexington Avenue, there is no poet alive who can match the lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit and searching humanity of Willie Perdomo. Perdomo is the hurricane we all write home about.”  -- Junot Díaz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction


Contact Information:
Name: Ms. Gail Scanlon
Phone: 603-777-3328
Email: gscanlon@exeter.edu
The Crazy Bunch
Who Can Attend:
Open to the Phillips Exeter Academy community only.
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