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.  Along with close to 50 years of poetry to his credit, he also taught English for more than two decades and has recently retired. He lives in California's Central San Joaquin Valley, along with his wife, Susan. Also along for the ride is Marley, a Maltepoo genius street dog, who has mastered the manipulation of the human heart.

Publications & Prizes

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)
True North and Untrue You (Nine Mile Press, 2020)
Bad Angels (Nine Mile Press, 2015)
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)

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

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Last update: Dec 17, 2020