Susana Praver-Pérez is a Pushcart nominated poet and a winner of
the San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Literary Prize for Poetry (2021).
Born and raised in New York, Susana currently resides in Oakland, California
where she works as a Physician Assistant at La Clínica de la Raza.
Susana has studied Creative Writing at: Naropa Institute’s Summer Poetics program,
U.C. Berkeley’s Poetry for the People, at countless workshops including Las Dos Brujas,
and Berkeley City College from which she holds a Certificate in Creative Writing/Poetry.
Susana’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.
Hurricanes, Love Affairs, and Other Disasters, published by Nomadic Press
(June 2021), is her first full-length book of poetry.
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 desparate subjects into a lyrical tapestry wrapped in hope.