James A. Perkins

Fiction Writer, Poet

N/A
New Wilmington, PA 16142
Phone: 
412-946-7347

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 & Prizes

Fiction

Chapbooks:
The Amish 2 Perceptions 2 (Dawn Valley Press, 1981)
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The Woodcarver (Rook Press, 1978)
Journals:
Crossroads
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Mississippi Quarterly
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Mississippi Review
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U.S. 1

Poetry

Anthology:
Brother Enemy: Poems of the Korean War (White Pine Press, 2002)
Books:
Bird by Bird Watching (Dawn Valley Press, 2016)
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Decembers (Mercer University Press, 2013)
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The Cass Mastern Material (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
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Snakes, Butterbeans & the Discovery of Electricity (Mercer University Press, 2003)
Chapbook:
The Amish 2 Perceptions (Dawn Valley Press, 1976)
Prizes won: 

Mississippi Arts Festival Senior Poetry Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Covington
Raised in: 
Covington, KY
Kentucky
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Last update: Jul 06, 2016