Willie Perdomo

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) finalist

“Whether we’re talking Puerto Rico or the US, the Poetry Society of America or the corner of 123rd Street and Lexington Avenue, there is no poet alive who can match the lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit and searching humanity of Willie Perdomo. Perdomo is the hurricane we all write home about.”

— Junot Díaz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“In the words of Muhammad Ali Willie Perdomo’s poems ‘float like butterflies, sting like bees.’ They have grace and power and don’t waste their time, but zoom down the subway tracks to the true heart of New York City…”

— Ai, author of Vice: New & Selected Poems

“Perdomo is a necessary and insistent voice in the current American literary scene.”

— Publisher’s Weekly


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