Simon Perchik was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1923 and made his living as an attorney in New York. Since 1964 he has published eighteen books of poetry, including The Gandolf Poems (White Pine Press, 1987), Letters To The Dead (St. Andrews, 1993), and Hands Collected (Pavement Saw Press, 2000), which brought together his first sixteen books in one volume. His latest collection is The Autochthon Poems (Split/Shift, 2001). His work has been praised by writers as diverse as Paul Blackburn, Charles Olson, James Tate, and David Ignatow; and has appeared in many esteemed journals, including Poetry, The Partisan Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Nation, The Colorado Review, and The New Yorker. He resides in East Hampton, New York.
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