Perry S. Nicholas is a recently-retired English professor at SUNY Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was awarded the 2008 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the 2011 President’s Award for Classroom Instruction. He received the SGA’s Outstanding Teacher Award on two occasions. He has been a guest lecturer at Daemen College, Villa Maria College, Buffalo State College, Niagara County Community College, Medaille College, and at New York College in Athens, Greece.
His first full-length book, The River of You, was published in September 2009 by FootHills Publishing. His second book of poetry, What the World Sees, was published by Saddle Road Press in July 2011. His third book, Small Crafts, was published by The Writer’s Den in March, 2012, and Perry’s fourth book, Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back, was released in early December, 2012.
Perry has put out five chapbooks, Ancient History, in 2013, Like Trying to Explain, in 2014, Emergency Visit in 2015, The Poet Upstairs in 2017 and Laundry in 2018. His poem “The Last Night We Heard Bob Dylan Play” was nominated for the Best of the Net in 2018. Perry’s book, Why I Learned to Spell was published by The Writer’s Den in 2019 and his newest book, as a man in the moon, was published by The Writer’s Den in 2020.
Perry Nicholas has co-hosted the Lewiston Arts Café in Lewiston, NY, the Screening Room Poetry Series, Empire State College’s Poetry Series, the Center for Inquiry Poetry Series, and the Buffalo Corner Series. Perry has read his poetry in Schenectady, New Paltz, Albany, Plymouth, Woodstock, Saratoga Springs, NYC, N.Y and most-recently via Zoom for Stockbridge, MA and Queens College Libraries.
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