He "studied language and literature at Cornell, the Writers Workshop at Iowa, and later taught at the University of Puerto Rico. After five years in New York, I left for Europe in 1970" and has continued "splitting his time" ever since.
"At Iowa I was the winner of a fiction writing prize, and recently came in second in the 2012 Robt Frost Poetry Contest," Perry continued. "My work has appeared in a number of magazines, periodicals and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Translations have also appeared in various anthologies."