Wednesday, February 23
Willie Perdomo will come to campus next week to visit Lower School classrooms. Willie is the author of Smoking Lovely: The Remix, The Crazy Bunch, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, and Where a Nickel Costs of Dime. Winner of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, the New York City Book Award, and a PEN Open Book Award, Perdomo was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. His children’s books are Visiting Langston (Coretta Scott King Honor) and Clemente! (2011 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature). He is co-editor of the anthology, Latínext, and his work has appeared in The New York Time Magazine, Washington Post, African Voices, and Best AmericanPoetry 2019. He teaches at Phillips Exeter Academy and was recently appointed State Poet of New York, 2021-2023.
Huge thank you to the Parents' Association for sponsoring his visit!