Paul Perry

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/5/2018 3:18:00 AM)

    Paul Perry was born in Dublin in 1972. He has won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award and The Listowel Prize for Poetry and has been a James Michener Fellow of Creative Writing at The University of Miami, and a Cambor Fellow of Poetry at The University of Houston.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/5/2018 3:17:00 AM)

    Paul Perry is the author of five collections of poetry, including Gunpowder Valentine: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press,2014) .
    He has taught creative writing at Kingston University, London. He teaches creative writing at University College, Dublin

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/5/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    His first book The Drowning of the Saints was published in 2003 to critical acclaim. This was followed in 2006 by The Orchid Keeper and in 2009 by The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/5/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    Together with writer Karen Gillece he is the author (under the penname 'KAREN PERRY', for both) of two popular and much-praised thrillers.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/5/2018 3:15:00 AM)

    'KAREN PERRY' is the pen name of Dublin-based authors Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. Together they wrote Girl Unknown. Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, and a recipient of the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing. Karen Gillece is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. In 2009 she won the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland) .

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Best Poem of Paul Perry



I went there too
I did not have to go
I saw the best of men

clearing the villages was awful
we hated ourselves for that
in the streets we found

maddened cows dripping
with milk
bellowing in pain

it was something terrible
I saw a cat in a window
I thought it was an ornament

then I saw that it was alive
I killed the cat
I got used to killing

forgive us
we found notes nailed
to the doors of houses

be careful we'll be back
don't kill our cat
our house we are sorry

for leaving you
cold and ...

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