Donna de la Perrière

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Donna de la Perrière is the author of Saint Erasure (Talisman House, 2010), a finalist for the NCIBA’s 2011 Book of the Year Award, and True Crime (Talisman House, 2009).

Her work has appeared in Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013), No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Interim, New American Writing, and Volt.  Her chapbook, “First Love” (Poetry Center, 2013) is part of The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives Chapbook Exchange collection.

The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry Award and a 2016 Creative Work Grant from Intersection For The Arts and San Francisco State University, she curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series at Alley Cat Bookshop and Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District and is currently completing a third full-length poetry collection, Second Person.




Senior Adjunct Professor, Writing and Literature
Senior Adjunct Professor, Writing

BA, Mercer University; MA University of Georgia; MFA, Brown University