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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Poet to Give Reading
Friday at St. Bonaventure

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Poet Willie Perdomo will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at St. Bonaventure University’s Café La Verna.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Perdomo is the author of “The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon,” finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; “Smoking Lovely,” winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award; and “Where a Nickel Costs a Dime,” finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award.

He has been a recipient of a Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing at Columbia University and a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, BOMB, Mandorla, and African Voices. He has written children’s books about Roberto Clemente and Langston Hughes.

Perdomo is a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and is an instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy.

The reading is made possible through funding from the Visiting Scholars Committee, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Student Government Association of St. Bonaventure University.

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