Our books are rich in possibilities for group discussion and reflection. Many have already been used in dozens of classrooms across the country. Below, find free downloadable PDF reading companions for use in continuing education, undergraduate, and high school courses, as well as writing workshops and poetry discussion groups. Companions feature a sample poem, reading discussion questions, writing prompts, suggested courses for the book, and ideas for pairing Perugia books together.
To inquire about any of our poets giving a reading or visiting your class (in person or virtually), or to request a desk copy, adopt a text, place a bulk order, or ask about our classroom discounts and policies, contact Editor/Director Rebecca Olander.
Conceived in loss, The Book Eaters examines shifts in identity due to Partition, immigration, illness, and birth. It is also a study in belonging—to our bodies, memories, stories, ourselves, families & cultures.
From the bayou, to Belgium, to Barbados, American Sycamore examines the Black diaspora, ancestral reparation, and the sacred feminine, inviting the reader into a deep conversation of seeking and recovery.
An inventive collage of geography, history, myth, translation, lineage, erasure, journalism, and photography, Through a Red Place builds a map between distances and lost stories to unearth and honor the past.
Through the poetics of witness, ekphrasis, portraiture, and family mythos, this book deepens our understanding of hybrid identities and calls attention to those impacted by tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border.
An expertly woven treatise on love, war, and politics, these poems reveal a pacifist’s perspective during her husband’s deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and grapple with facing issues of infertility between tours.
While describing a descent into addiction, suicide attempts, and self-mutilation, the poet is a foil to her own self-harm through the very act of writing. Creativity becomes an antidote to destructiveness.