Tish Pearlman


Ithaca, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Tish Pearlman is a poet,writer, broadcast journalist, community and political activist originally from Manhattan Beach, California. She is host of the award-winning public radio interview show “Out of Bounds.” She is a 1986 graduate of The Columbia School of Broadcasting, San Francisco, California. Pearlman has worked as a host/interviewer on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, Live-105 in San Francisco, and two cable-TV shows: Out Talk Magazine and Q-TV, both in San Francisco. As a freelancer, she also did voiceovers, public service announcements and documentary film narration. In Ithaca, she was the interim News Director/Morning Anchor on WHCU's Morning Report, as well as news anchor on WVBR's Mix in the Morning. She also hosted The Amnesty International Human Rights Journal on Ithaca's Channel 13.
Pearlman is also a poet. In the 1970’s Pearlman gave many readings at political and literary events on the central California coast, including Cal Poly, Dandelion Wine Book Company, Cuesta College, Day With Creative Women events and Take Back the Night ralleys. Her work also appeared in several literary journals and local magazines, including, Street Cries Magazine, Expressive Arts Review, Adventures in Poetry Anthology, Carousel Quarterly, California NOW Times and Latitude/20. Her current work has appeared in The Healing Muse (2010-2016), The Ithaca Times, The Syracuse Post-Dispatch Healthy CNY Magazine, Conversations Across Borders,The Comstock Review, The Iconoclast Magazine, Earth's Daughters. One of her poems was accepted for an anthology “The Art of Medicine in Metaphors,” edited by James Borton and published by Copernicus Healthcare Publishers in January 2013. Her collection, a chapbook of poetry retelling her near death heart surgery experience, is entitled “The Fix Is In” and was published by Finishing Line Press in January 2012.
Prior to her move to Ithaca, New York in 1999, Pearlman lived for many years in the San Luis Obispo area and in San Francisco. She also spent time traveling in Europe, and lived for three years in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Her newest collection "Afterlife" was published by Foothills Publishers in 2014.

Publications & Prizes

Afterlife (Foothills Publishing, 2014)
The Fix Is In (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Conversations Across Borders
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The Comstock Review
The Iconoclast Magazine
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Was 2013 and 2014 POET LAUREATE of Tompkins County, NY

Pearlman's Radio program "Out of Bounds" was awarded "Outstanding Public Affairs Program Series" by NYS Broadcasters Association

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Last update: Sep 10, 2016