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Legend Willie Perdomo reads from his new book “The Crazy Bunch” with Tongo Eisen-Martin

 Poet Willie Perdomo at his home in Exeter, NH

Daffys and Paperwhites

7:30-9:00pm, readings start promptly at 8pm
$8 entry (no one turned away for lack of funds), free for members

Willie Perdomo is the author of The Crazy Bunch, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN Open Book Award; and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. His work has appeared in The New York Times MagazinePoetryThe CommonBomb Magazine, and African Voices. He teaches at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award.