George Perreault grew up in rural New England but has lived primarily in the West since 1973. He earned a doctorate at the University of New Mexico where he studied poetry with Gene Frumkin and Leslie Silko. He has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1999.
He has published poetry and creative nonfiction in numerous journals and anthologies both in the United States and internationally, and he has worked as a writer-in-residence in New Mexico, Montana, and Utah. He has written three collections of poetry, the most recent being All the Verbs for Knowing which was published by Black Rock Press in 2006. Perreault is a recipient of the Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship in 2008.