Willie Perdomo is the author of Postcards of El Barrio (Isla Negra Press, 2002) and Where A Nickel Costs A Dime (Norton, 1996), as well as Visiting Langson, a picture book illustrated by Bryan Collier. (Henry Holt/Books for Young Readers, 2002). His work has been included in several anthologies including Poems of New York (Everyman's Library/Knopf, 2002), Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Three Rivers Press, 2002) and Aloud: Voices from The Nuyorican Poets Café (Holt, 1995) and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, Urban Latino and other publications. He has been featured on several PBS documentaries including Words In Your Face and The United States Of Poetry , and HBO'S Def Poetry Jam. He also co-wrote an episode for the HBO animated series, Spicy City and recorded on Flippin' the Script: Rap Meets Poetry (Mouth Almighty Records/Mercury, 1996). Perdomo is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship 1996 and the NYFA Poetry Fellowship 2001. He lives in New York City.