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Peter Pereira

Peter Pereira is a poet and family physician in Seattle.  He won a 1997 “Discovery”/The Nation Award, and recent writing honors from Artist Trust, King County Arts Commission, and Seattle Arts Commission.  His chapbook THE LOST TWIN was published by Grey Spider in 2000.  SAYING THE WORLD won the 2002 Hayden Carruth Award and was published by Copper Canyon in 2003. New poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Journal of the American Medical Association.


The Cruciverbalist

  —for Carol Folger 1956—2001 Sunday afternoon, New York: Times quarter-folded, a calico cat purring on her lap, she sips a third cup of tea, nibbles her pencil eraser, puzzled by the way felon makes "some lips" pulsed not pursed, wondering if [...]

Turning Straw Into Gold

1. straw strap strip grip grill gill gild gold 2. straw   stalk     haunt       field         realm           wealth             gold 3. Surely easier in the saying than the doing. You go rolling down the hi [...]