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.
Review Janice Moore Fuller Rene Char Russian Jonathan Williams Emmanuel Moses Sally Buckner Thomas P. Feeny Jeffery Beam Patricia Smith Ron Rash Jonathan Greene Marilyn Hacker Simon Perchik Stella Vinitchi Radulescu Gaylord Brewer J. W. Bonner Dede Wilson Bill Knott Jack Hirschman Lee Ann Brown Emöke Z. B’Racz Keith Flynn Gearóid Mac Lochlainn Al Maginnes Eugenio Montale Spanish Welsh Luke Hankins Michael Harper Marilyn Kallet Lyn Lifshin R. T. Smith William Matthews Hungarian Robert Creeley Phebe Davidson Newton Smith Kathryn Stripling Byer Ryan G. Van Cleave Patrick Bizzaro Quincy Troupe Thomas Rain Crowe Essay Robert Bly