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Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring Perry Nicholas

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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, and at New York College in Athens, Greece.

Perry has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. His poems have appeared in Common Ground ReviewLiterary House ReviewCaesura, Word WorthSilver Birch Press, SnapdragonVerse-VirtualSlantFeile-FestaLouisiana Literature, Chautauqua Literary JournalChestThe Healing Muse,  New York Quarterly, Great Lakes Review, Chronogram, and AHI.  His poems have appeared on  over twenty occasions in the Buffalo News. He has published approximately 150 poems in print and online. They also appear in the anthologies Right Here, Right NowResurrection of a Sunflower, and Flash in the Dark  In February, 2013, Perry judged the Just Buffalo Annual Poetry Contest and the national Poetry Out Loud competition at SUNY Erie.