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James A. Perkins

Author's Bio

James A. Perkins, a Professor Emeritus of English and Public Relations at Westminster College, holds degrees from Centre College, Miami University and The University of Tennessee. Perkins, who has written books on Robert Penn Warren, Robert Drake, David Madden and other southern writers, is also a poet and a short story writer. His most recent volume of stories is Snakes, Butterbeans & and Discovery of Electricity. His most recent poetry volume is Decembers, and his poetry has appeared in Black Fly Review, Cape Rock, the Southern Review, Colorado Review, and Antigonish Review. He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Seoul National University in 1998 and was given Westminster College’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Decembers (Mercer University Press, 2013), The Cass Mastern Material (Louisiana State University Press, 2005), Snakes, Butterbeans & the Discovery of Electricity (Mercer University Press, 2003)
Chapbooks:
The Amish 2 Perceptions 2 (Dawn Valley Press, 1981), The Woodcarver (Rook Press, 1978), The Amish 2 Perceptions (Dawn Valley Press, 1976)
Anthologies:
Brother Enemy: Poems of the Korean War (White Pine Press, 2002)
Journals:
Crossroads, Mississippi Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Paterson Literary Review, Southern Review, U.S. 1
Prizes:
Mississippi Arts Festival Senior Poetry Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
All the King's Men Harold and his Purple crayon
Favorite Authors:
Lewis Nordan David Madden Larry Watson Robert Penn Warren Scott Russell Sanders

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Listing last updated: March 6, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Covington, KY
Raised in:
Covington, KY

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