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!