Monday, January 21, 2013

A Magnificent Party!

The last time I sang "Happy Birthday," I was 7 years old and it meant nothing to me. This past weekend, I sang it--along with about 40 others--to a man who recently turned 85. We had meat and cake. We had the spirit of many years in the room with us. We had the best damn poet in the world making us all feel that the decisions we made to follow poetry all those decades ago were the correct ones. Thank you, Philip Levine, for all of it. Here's looking forward to the 95th...the 105th...the....

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pereira reading in 2010 at Fresno Summer Reading Series

and this one...a video of a reading done a couple of years ago in Fresno, CA, with gratitude to Mike Cole and Stephen Barile.

Sam Pereira at Poets of Fresno Summer Reading Series, 2010

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Dusting on Sunday in stock at! has verified that they have DUSTING ON SUNDAY in more "temporarily out".

Let's see. If all of Pereira's closest pals opted to purchase it, well...the Earth might move, resulting in an unheard of second printing overnight. :)

Dusting on Sunday by Sam Pereira

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Beginning of a New Year...

So, now with Dusting on Sunday out and available, the writing continues. Many new poems and, at some point this year, gonna have to sit down and try putting them together in something like an even newer collection of poems!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Don't believe the "Temporarily Out" stuff

It has come to Pereira's attention that, even though is showing this as "temporarily out of stock", the order will be forwarded to the publisher. Or, you could simply order directly from

Take a chance. I believe, sincerely, that this is a pretty f&*$@^g good book. (spoken in the cold December darkness of the day after the end of the world). :)
Dusting on Sunday

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Publisher is Onboard!

This is the publisher's web site, announcing the new one from Pereira--out December 1, 2012...

Tebot Bach, Inc.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

At the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival

Reading from new book, Dusting on Sunday, as well as earlier work, on November 17, 2012, at the 29th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Front & Back Cover of DUSTING ON SUNDAY

The new one is here! Got my advance copies on Friday. It should be available at the usual sources soon, but in the meantime, here is the cover, front and back. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in getting this on the shelves!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I will be reading at the San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival on Saturday, November 17th, at 7 P.M. in the Steynberg Gallery on Monterey Street in SLO. 

It's a beautiful venue and I hope to see a lot of you there! Here is the festival website, if you would like more information:

     San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival 2012

Thank you, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, for the invitation! 

Monday, June 04, 2012

is delighted to be one of over 40 contributors to Coming Close: Poets Pay Tribute to Philip Levine as Teacher and Mentor, co-edited by Mari L'Esperance and Tomas Q. Morin. It will be published in early 2013 by Prairie Lights Books, an imprint of the University of Iowa Press! What a joy to have this great man as my friend; to continue to listen and learn from a modern day master.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Several months back, the poet, Millicent Accardi, asked if I would agree to answer some questions about myself and my writing for a piece she was doing for the Portuguese-American Review. I was happy to comply with the request. This is the piece, just up, and I hope you enjoy it.

Portuguese-American Review Article--April 2, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Heading to Fresno this afternoon to see my old teacher and friend of over 40 years, Poet Laureate Philip Levine, read. It should be a fabulous time, with one of the great poets America has ever delivered, as well as one of the most splendid readers and story tellers ever to grace a stage!

Monday, February 13, 2012

did a "Poetic License" spot for the terrific show, Words on a Wire, from KTEP in El Paso, Texas yesterday. I am about 23 minutes into it, but listen to the entire half hour. Very nice! Thanks again to Daniel Chacon, Benjamin Alire Saenz, and the staff of KTEP.


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here is the cover of the forthcoming "expanded edition" of my first book, originally published way back in 1978 by L'Epervier Press. This time around, Tagus Press at UMass, Dartmouth is the publisher/distributed by University Press of New England. & will carry it, along with any book store with excellent taste. ;) It appears in April, but it can be pre-ordered online right now.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In spite of all the world's current ills, I believe in three things: love, poetry, and a little white Bichon Frise, who incorporates both of the other things every day.