Congratulations to Willie Perdomo (MFA, Creative Writing, 2012) on the nomination of his poetry collection The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books) for a 2014 National Book Critics' Circle Award!
UPDATE 2 MARCH 2015
The 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists' reading will be happening at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 11, at the New School auditorium in Manhattan. Details. Free and open to the public, this event provides a rare opportunity to see/hear an exciting roster of writers and poets who are nominated this year. Besides Willie, finalists include Claudia Rankine, Gary Shteyngart, Marlon James, and Saeed Jones, to name a few.
If you are interested in attending the reading on the 11th, be sure to get in line by 5:30 PM.
UPDATE 6 MARCH 2015
On the occasion of his National Book Critics' Circle Award nomination, Willie gave this interview to NBC News.