Puma Perl

Poet

New York, NY 10002
Phone: 
917-887-1740

Author's Bio

 Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer, as well as a performer, journalist, photographer, and producer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Ruby True and Belinda and Her Friends, and three full-length poetry collections, knuckle tattoos, and Retrograde, (great weather for MEDIA), and Birthdays Before and After (Beyond Baroque. She was the creator, curator, and producer of Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric in 2012 and, until 2020, brought spoken word together with rock and roll. She wrote for The Villager from 2013-2018, and received two honorable mentions and one first place award from the New York Press Association in recognition of her coverage of the arts. Since 2019, she has been a staff member of ChelseaCommunityNews.com and, in 2020, started a weekly column called "Writing the Apocalypse," in which a new poem was published in each edition. In 2016, she received the Acker Award in the category of Writing. In May of 2021, she was honored to be the HOWL Happening! artist in residence.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Sensitive Skin: Selective Writing (Sensitive Skin Books, 2019)
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Suitcase of Crysanthemums (Great weather for MEDIA, 2018)
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The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (Great weather for MEDIA, 2016)
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The Understanding between foxes and light (Great weather for MEDIA, 2014)
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The Mom Egg 2010 (createspace (self-publisher), 2012)
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gapeseed (Uphook Press, 2011)
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hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press, 2010)
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So It Goes (Virgogray Press, 2010)
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The Mom Egg (YBK Publishers, 2008)
Books:
Birthdays Before and After (Beyond Baroque Books, 2019)
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Retrograde (Great weather for MEDIA, 2014)
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Ruby True (Erbacce Press, 2012)
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knuckle tattoos (erbacce-press, 2010)
Chapbook:
Belinda and Her Friends (Erbacce Press, 2009)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Bolts Of Silk
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Breadcrumb Scabs
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Counterexample Poetics
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Denver Syntax
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Eviscerator Heaven
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Full of Crow
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Gloom Cupboard
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Gutter Eloquence
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Heavy Bear
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Journal of Heroin Love Songs
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lit chaos
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Luciole Press
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Madswirl
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Maintenant
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My Favorite Bullet
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Neonbeam
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Nibble
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Polarity
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Rusty Truck
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SexandMurder
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Shoots and Vines
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South Jersey Underground
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Static Movement
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The Bicycle Review
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The Toronto Quarterly
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The View from Here
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Yellow Mama
Prizes won: 

Erbacce Press Poetry Prize, 2009, for Belinda and Her Friends

NY Press Award for Journalism, Coverage of the Arts, 2015-17

Acker Award in category of writing, 2016

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Dorothy Parker's Elbow by Kim Addonizio, Cheryl Dumesnil, Editors

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: May 31, 2021