Eugene Platt

Poet, Fiction Writer

734 Gilmore Court
Charleston, SC 29412-9043

Author's Bio

 Eugene Platt, an octogenarian, was born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a region that tends to engender in writers a strong sense of place and which continues to inform much of his work. After serving in the Army (11th Airborne and 24th Infantry Divisions, 1957-1960), he earned a BA in political science at the University of South Carolina, an MA in English (with creative thesis) at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and a  Diploma in Anglo-Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin. As a young poet, he was very active on the reading circuit, giving over 100 public readings of his work at colleges, universities, and libraries across the nation. A new collection of poems, "Nuda Veritas," has been published by Revival Press (Limerick Writers Centre) and is available on the publisher's website. He lives in Charleston with his main muses: Montreal-born wife Judith, corgi Henry, and cat Keats.

Publications & Prizes


Charleston Magazine


Summer Days With Daughter (Hawkes Publishing, 1999)
South Carolina State Line (Huguley Company, 1980)
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Southwestern Review
St. Andrews Review
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The American
The English Record

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Patrick Kavanagh, James Dickey.
What I'm reading now: 
The Informer by Liam O'Flaherty

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Born in: 
Charleston, SC
South Carolina
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Charleston, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Aug 17, 2020