Early in the summer of 2011, I performed at the NPR show "Snap Judgment" alongside a cast of dope bay area storytellers including Joyce Lee, Chas, Joshua Walters, Jamie DeWolf and Josh Healey. There was a stealthy camera crew there that apparently totally knew what they were doing. . .
Friday, July 15, 2011
Great night! London's community earns their reputation as the slam that gives the love. Was fortunate to have spent the previous night in the home of some great folks affiliated with the scene. Was able to recoup from the drain of having been in transit for two full days. Thanks to Melissa and Bryton for all their support!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Synchronized Chaos, an interdisciplinary webzine dedicated to literature, art, and culture, just reviewed my book. Here's something they said:
"I feel after reading the collection that I’ve passed another tortured soul in the dark; my skin ridden with goose bumps."
Check out the full review.
Friday, May 20, 2011
My book was recently reviewed by Zoelle Egner in the Spring 2011 issue of Muzzle Magazine. Should I be embarrassed that she explained its themes better than I could have? Check it out at http://www.muzzlemagazine.com/perez-review.html.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I have always known that I am surrounded by a supportive community of family, friends and colleagues, but I have never had all of them in the same room at the same time. I have to admit, it was a little surreal. Part of it was delivering so many personal poems directly to those for whom they were written. Part of it was performing directly from the book for the first time. Part of it was simply that I'd never felt a more sincere love from the stage.
It was hard not to be overwhelmed. I hope I received your warmth and affection the same way I receive the hard knocks that come part and parcel with being a writer-- gracefully.
For those who missed it, I'll be featuring again at the next Oversocial Mofo Revue on May 13 at Anno Domini Details on the facebook event page.
Thanks to everyone who came and to everyone who has worked to keep poetry alive in the south bay. This is only the beginning. . .
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My book release party is the most fun you'll ever have without risking heartbreak or unsightly infection.
At long last I'm releasing my first collection of poems, Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse, from Write Bloody Publishing.
Join me and an emotionally unstable band of poetry-spitting music-playing rowdies for a night of shameless microphone wreckage and be the first to pick up a copy of "Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse."
LET ME KNOW YOU'RE COMING: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=133160200089141
When: April 25, 7:30pm
Where: Cafe Trieste / 315 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA
Special Guests: Chris Bundy, Veronica Malki, Kim Johnson, and Joshua Walters.
More at thedavidperez.com
smirks and knowing glances,