Alan Perry

Rookie (4/3/42 / Swansea, South Wales)

Biography of Alan Perry

Alan Perry poet

Alan Perry is a poet, painter and short-story writer.
His documentary play about homelessness in Swansea was directed in Cardiff by film maker Karl Francis. He has currently been exhibiting in the Welsh Drawing Biennale and in his one-man show at Swansea's Exposure Gallery. His latest 2 books 'Dreaming from North to South: New and Selected Poems' and 'Days of the Comet: New and Selected Stories'can both be obtained on Amazon More of his work can be seen on his website:; on Saatchi online; on (under the username of alunperry; on (under the username of PERRY Alan) and on many other sites, all of which can be accessed through Google.His poems have been broadcast on CBC's (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) 'Poetry Now'and 'Arts canada' programmes and on various BBC radio and television programmes.A half hour filmed interview with Alan Perry recently appeared on Mauritian television, in which he discussed his written and visual work with Serge Riviere.

Alan Perry's Works:

Characters (Christopher Davies, Wales,1969)
Live Wires (Christopher Davies, Wales,1970)
Fires on the Common (Christopher Davies, Wales,1975)
Winter Bathing (Castaway Press,1980)
To Liu and All Mankind (Tooth and Nail Press,1995)
Music You Don't Normally Hear (Alun Books,1998) Updates


I love the story
Zelda Fitzgerald
at a wild
and drunken
ringing the Fire

who promptly
all bells
and asked
'Where's the
Fire? '

To which
her breast
she replied

'In my HEART! '

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