Walter Perrie

Walter Perrie (b. 1949)



Publisher, editor and poet Walter Perrie was born in Lanarkshire and now lives and works in Perthshire. 

Full Biography

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 over ten collections of poetry, including Decagon: Selected Poems 1995-2005, selected and introduced by John Herdman, and Caravanserai, from which 'Lament' is taken. 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 has taught courses in philosophy. He is a freelance editor, publisher and critic. 

Poems by Walter Perrie

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Poem on a Winter Night (Loanhead: Macdonald, 1976)
A Lamentation for the Children (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1977)
By Moon and Sun (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1980)
Concerning the Dragon (Edinburgh: 1984)
From Milady's Wood and Other Poems (Edinburgh: Scottish Cultural Press, 1997)
Decagon: selected poems 1995-2005 (Blair Atholl: Fras Publications, 2004)
The Corbie an the Tod: twelve fables of La Fontaine made owre intil Scots (Blair Atholl: Fras Publications, 2007)
Lyrics and Tales in Twa Tongues (Perth: Fras Publications, 2010)
First Fragments for an Unknown Lover (Dunning: Fras Publications, 2011)
A Minding for Merrill (Dunning: Bessarion, 2017)