Sam Pereira

Los Banos, CA

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: 
A Cafe in Boca
(Tebot Bach, 2007)
, Bad Angels
(Nine Mile Press, 2015)
, Brittle Water
(Penumbra Press, 1987)
, Dusting on Sunday
(Tebot Bach, 2012)
, The Marriage of the Portuguese
(L'Epervier Press, 1978)
, The Marriage of the Portuguese--Expanded Edition
(Tagus Press, 2012)
Anthologies: 
Blue Arc West
(Tebot Bach, 2007)
, How Much Earth
(Roundhouse Press, 2001)
, Piecework: 19 Fresno Poets
(Silver Skates Publishing, 1987)
, The Body Electric
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)
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 Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie
,
Lucifer at the Starlite by Kim Addonizio
,
Ooga-Booga by Frederick Seidel
,
Home Is an Island by Alfred Lewis

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
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Last updated: Apr 14, 2017