Margo Perin’s novel, The Opposite of Hollywood, is due out in Fall 2014. She has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, NPR, KRON TV, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine and other publications in the US, Mexico, and UK. Her poem, Entropy, based on her experiences working with incarcerated men and women in San Francisco County Jail and San Quentin Prison, is featured in the anthology Fightin’ Words (PEN, 2014). In 2012, she was commissioned by Shimon Attie (sculptor) and the San Francisco Arts Commission/Baleaf to create a poem for the Spiral of Gratitude public memorial to honor the survivors of police officers who were killed or wounded in the line of duty. Spiral of Gratitude will be installed in the foyer of San Francisco’s new police headquarters in September 2014.
A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Margo is the contributing editor of Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail (Community Works/Creative Work Fund, 2006) and How I Learned To Cook and Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004). She has published widely in literary and journalistic publications. Her theatrical works have been produced in Chicago’s Lionheart Theater and Marin Headlands Bunkers. www.margoperin.com