Walter Perrie

Walter Perrie (b. 1949)



Walter Perrie was born in 1949 in the village of Quarter, Lanarkshire. Educated at Hamilton Academy and at the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, he is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Decagon: Selected Poems 1995-2005, selected and introduced by John Herdman, and Caravanserai, from which 'Lament' is taken. His most recent publications include The Corbie an the Tod (published by Fras in 2007) and Lyrics and Tales in Twa Tongues (2008). He has also written a book about his travels in eastern Europe, Roads that Move, and has edited several literary magazines, including Chapman, Lines Review, and, most recently, Fras. He has been Writer in Residence at the Universities of Stirling and British Columbia and teaches philosophy and creative writing for Perth College.

Poems by Walter Perrie