Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009) and Saint Erasure (Talisman House, 2010), a 2011 NCIBA Book of the Year Award finalist.

The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry Award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series at The Emerald Tablet gallery and performance space in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood.

Her work has appeared in Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013), No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Interim, New American Writing, and Volt.  Her chapbook, “First Love,” is part of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange collection at San Francisco State University.

She is currently working on a third full-length manuscript, Second Person.

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