Walter Perrie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Walter Perrie is a Scottish poet, author, editor and critic.


Born in the village of Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 5 June 1949, Walter Perrie was educated at the Hamilton Academy from which he entered the University of Edinburgh (subsequently gaining a further degree from the University of Stirling.)


Since the 1970s, Walter Perrie has been a poet, editor, travel writer and contributor to numerous magazines and periodicals. Perrie was a founding co-editor in 1969 of the Chapman (magazine) (Chapman Publishing, Edinburgh) and editor until 1975. Managing Editor, 1985–90, of Margin:International Arts Quarterly, Perrie has also been editor of Lines Review and, with John Herdman, Fras magazine. Scottish-Canadian Exchange Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada, 1984–85, Perrie is also a former Writer in Residence, University of Stirling (1991.)[1][2][3]


Perrie's published works include:

Metaphysics and Poetry (with Hugh MacDiarmid, Walter Perrie, editor), 1974[4]

Poem on a Winter Night, 1976

A Lamentation for the Children, 1977

By Moon and Sun, 1980

Out of Conflict, 1982

Concerning the Dragon, 1984

Roads that Move: A Journey Through Eastern Europe, 1991

Thirteen Lucky Poems, 1991

From Milady's Wood and Other Poems, (Scottish Contemporary Poets series: Scottish Cultural Press, 1977)

The Light in Strathearn (poems), 2000

Decagon: Selected Poems 1995-2005

The Corbie an the Tod (Fras Publications: Twelve Fables of La Fontaine made owre intil Scots (Blair Atholl 2007))

Lyrics and Tales in Twa Tongues (2008) (supported by a Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary)[5]

Contributions include to Scots Language and Literature (Chapman, Edinburgh 1979)[6] and to The Edinburgh Book of Twentieth-century Scottish Poetry.[1][3][7][8][9]


Winner in 1979 of the Society of Authors Eric Gregory Trust Award,[10][11] Walter Perrie has been awarded Scottish Arts Council Bursaries in 1976, 1983, 1994 and 1999; the Book Awards, 1976 and 1983; the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award in 1987 and the Society of Authors Traveling Scholarship in 2000.[1]


External links[edit]