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Sam Pereira

Author's Bio

Sam Pereira received his BA from California State University, Fresno and his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives and teaches in California's central San Joaquin Valley, along with his wife, Susan, and the magnificent Bichon Frise, Sonny, who continues to save them both from the occasional perils of life.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Dusting on Sunday (Tebot Bach, 2012), The Marriage of the Portuguese--Expanded Edition (Tagus Press, 2012), A Cafe in Boca (Tebot Bach, 2007), Brittle Water (Penumbra Press, 1987), The Marriage of the Portuguese (L'Epervier Press, 1978)
Anthologies:
Blue Arc West (Tebot Bach, 2007), How Much Earth (Roundhouse Press, 2001), The Body Electric (W. W. Norton & Company, 2000), Piecework: 19 Fresno Poets (Silver Skates Publishing, 1987)
Journals:
42opus, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Blackbird, Five Points, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Salt River Review

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Stealing Fatima by Frank X. Gaspar, The Volcano by Norman Dubie, Lucifer at the Starlite by Kim Addonizio, Ooga-Booga by Frederick Seidel, Home Is an Island by Alfred Lewis
Favorite Books:
Life Studies by Robert Lowell, Not This Pig by Philip Levine, Delusions, Etc. by John Berryman, The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright, 31 Letters and 13 Dreams by Richard Hugo, The Mercy Seat: Collected & New Poems 1967-2001 by Norman Dubie, The Face by David St. John, The Widening Spell of the Leaves by Larry Levis, The Holyoke by Frank X. Gaspar
Favorite Authors:
John Keats, John Berryman, Fernando Pessoa, Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel West, George Oppen, Richard Hugo, Mark Strand, Philip Levine, John Ashbery, Norman Dubie, Larry Levis, David St. John, Kim Addonizio

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Listing last updated: June 23, 2013

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