SUSANA PRAVER-PÉREZ

POET

 
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ABOUT

SUSANA PRAVER-PÉREZ is a Pushcart nominated poet, editor, and  winner

of the San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Literary Prize for Poetry (2021).

Susana has studied Creative Writing at: Naropa Institute’s Summer Poetics program,

U.C. Berkeley’s Poetry for the People, 

Berkeley City College from which she holds a Certificate in Creative Writing/Poetry,

and is an alumna of Macondo & Las Dos Brujas Writers' Workshop.


Susana’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies, and multi-media projects. 

Her first full-length book of poetry,

HURRICANES, LOVE AFFAIRS, & OTHER DISASTERS,

was published by Nomadic Press in 2021

and 

won the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence.

After a long career as a Physician Assistant at La Clínica de la Raza in Oakland, CA,

  Susana now devotes her time fully to writing. These days, she can be found working

on her next book of poetry in a park overlooking the San Francisco Bay,

in her hometown of New York,

or while listening to the coquis singing in San Juan.


 

SUSANA'S

DEBUT BOOK

June 26, 2021

HURRICANES, LOVE AFFAIRS, & OTHER DISASTERS by Susana Praver-Pérez is a time capsule of the five-year period from 2016 to 2021, captured in poetry filled with mesmerizing cadence and powerful imagery. Upon opening, be prepared to witness the anguish brought by Hurricane María and the damage caused by colonialism, COVID-19, racism and other injustices. But within, you will also find the gifts of romantic and familial love and the tenderness of a grandmother’s hands. This book weaves a wide range of seemingly disparate subjects into a lyrical tapestry wrapped in hope.

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