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 Review, Literary House Review, Caesura, Word Worth, Silver Birch Press, Snapdragon, Verse-Virtual, Slant, Feile-Festa, Louisiana Literature, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Chest, The 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 Now, Resurrection 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.