Oscar Bermeo

Oakland, CA

Author's Bio

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently <i>To the Break of Dawn</i>. He now makes his home in Oakland, with his wife, poeta Barbara Jane Reyes, where he co-edits Doveglion Press. Oscar has been a featured writer at a variety of venues and institutions including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Kearny Street Workshop, Rikers Island Penitentiary, San Quentin Prison, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, NYU and many others. Oscar is a BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own), CantoMundo, IWL (Intergenerational Writers Lab) and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) writing fellow.

Publications and Prizes

12 Ways: An Anthology of the 2007 Intergenerational Writers Lab
(Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2007)
, From Page to Stage and Back Again: The 2003 National Poetry Slam
(Wordsmith Press, 2004)
, I Just Hope It's Lethal: Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy
(Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
, New Lit Generation
(Small Press Distribution, )
, Points Not Found: Writings on the Meaning of Place
(Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2007)
, Same Time, Same Place
(Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2006)
Achiote Seeds, CrossBRONX, In the Grove, OCHO, Parse, Volume I: Alchemy, Spindle Magazine, The November 3rd Club
Prizes Won: 
Finalist 2008, 2010 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize; 2004 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) winner for poetry; Honorable Mention, Kulupi Press’s 2007 “Sense of Place” chapbook contest.

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Identifies as: 
Hispanic, Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Prisoners, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Raised in: 
The Bronx, NYC
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Last updated: Aug 03, 2010