Pérez holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a recipient of the Mary Merritt Henry Prize for Best Group of Poems. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in various academic and popular publications, including Ishmael Reed’s Konch. Spuyten Duyvil published his experimental and transgressive work, The Evil Queen: A Pornolexicology, which made Dennis Cooper’s 2005 top-10 reads. His main literary influences are the Oulipo movement, biblical and Koranic exegesis, and his dyslexia, which is quite severe. His scholarly interests include folkloristics, neohoodooism, indigenous hermeneutics, and the socially constructed and historically situated nature of “race” (in particular “whiteness”).
- CUNTIONARY/Repent at Your Leisure (or The Folklore of Hell). BlazeVOX, 2010.
- Interpreting the Narrative of Peyote Woman: History and Moral Agency in the Origin Narrative of the Peyote Way. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009.
- The Evil Queen: A Pornolexicology. Spuyten Duyvil, 2005.
- BA, Religious Studies (minor in Folkloristics), UC Berkeley
- MA, American Indian Studies (minor in Folkloristics), UCLA
- MA, American History (American West emphasis), UC Davis
- MFA, English/Creative Writing (Poetry emphasis), Mills College