This post is a little late, but please check out my latest poetry chapbook “Just Another Love Poem”, published by Flutter Press! Buy your copy here!
This short collection of love-inspired poems came from reflecting on my ten-year relationship with my wife and on our four-year-old son. I wanted to collect the poems I’d written together into a small journey from first meetings to last laughs. Like the poem “how i know she loves me”, love poems don’t have to be full of metaphor and caked in sugary lyricism. Love encompasses so many everyday things. There are 18 poems total.
My second chapbook “Yes I Know You Can’t Drive Across The World” was just released by Red Bird Chapbooks. Pick up your copy!
“Daniel Pereyra’s poems capture the wonder and delight of everyday life. In “afternoons in the backyard,” the author and his son play in a kiddie pool, and fight demons like bees. [Life] As a father, “i am his hero and he my apprentice.” Billy Joel shows the narrator that it is no longer his life, it is his now son’s in “a lesson from the piano man.” The son “…tells me about his day / and how he colored an elephant yellow / because he really likes yellow.” Pereyra’s poems also reflect on rainstorms in the desert, treasures left behind in attics, and the dynamics of married life. A spider decorates the porch and a fly critiques wine choices. The author speaks for many of us in the final lines of “some honesty on a tuesday” when he says,
that i think, with sincere clarity, drinking my coffee with eyes closed /
damn, i’m tired.”