Robert Andrew Perez is a poet living in West Oakland. He is an associate editor & book designer for speCt!, an artbook press that prints small-batch single-author chapbooks & the magazine Oar out in Oakland, where he also curates readings.
Born in Manila & raised in the sprawling outeredges of Los Angeles County, he moved to the Bay Area to receive his BA from Berkeley & MFA from Saint Mary's College of California, where he occasionally teaches. He is an alum of the Lambda Literary fellowship & a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for poetry.
His poetry has appeared in print & online in publications such as DIAGRAM, The Awl, The Laurel Review & The Cortland Review. Recently his poetry was featured in Public Pool and Vinyl Poetry and has forthcoming work in Fourteen Hills and Lambda Literary's Spotlight Series. His first collection, the field, was published with Omnidawn in 2016. He's a 2017 guest editor for the online journal The Elephants. Currently, he's in the throes of finishing a feature-length comedy about a divorce and wine tasting called Stone Fruit.