Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Simon Perchik

(1923-    )
New York

Photograph used with the permission
of Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik was born December 24, 1923 in Paterson, New Jersey. He is a graduate of New York University where he received both his B.A. in English and his law degree. Perchik was a pilot during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, ETO Ribbon with three Battle Stars, and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1951 and was in a private law practice until 1975. He served as five years as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County, New York. Perchik's poetry has, so far as we can determine, appeared in more journals and magazines than other poet in America. Perchik resides in East Hampton, New York.

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik Interview
with James R. Elkins

with Mitchell McInnis

Simon Perchik

Interview with Simon Perchik


[Poems - Off the Record: An Anthology of Poetry by Lawyers | Legal Studies Forum] [Poems - Legal Studies Forum] [Eight Poems - Jacket Magazine] [Poem - archipelago] [Poem - Draught: A Literary Review] [Poem - Perimeter] [Poem - River Review] [Poem - White Crow: A Literary Scavenger] [Poem - Thirteenth Warrior Review] [Poem - Milk Magazine] [Two Poems - Mudlark] [Poem - Stickman Review] [Three Poems - Ink Pot] [Poem - Beloit Poetry Journal] [Poem - Postcard Series, CERVENÁ BARVA PRESS]

[Words Between Earth and Water]


Simon Perchik, I Counted Only April (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1964)

___________, Twenty Years of Hands (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1966)

___________, Which Hand Holds The Brother (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1969)

___________, Hands You Are Secretly Wearing (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1972)

___________, Both Hands Screaming (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1975)(Printed in Italy by Stamperia Valdonega, designed by Martino Mardersteig)

___________, The Club Fits Either Hand (New Rochelle, New York: Elizabeth Press, 1979)

___________, Mr. Lucky (Plymouth, Devon, England: Shearsman Books, 1984)

___________, The Snowcat Poems 1980-81, To the Photographs of Robert Frank (Stone Mountain, Georgia: Linwood Publishers, 1984)(1989)

___________, Who Can Touch These Knots, New and Selected Poems (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1985)

___________, The Gandolf Poems (Fredonia, New York: White Pine Press, 1988)

___________, I Want My Music Bent ([New Rochelle, New York]: James L. Weil, [1989]).

___________, Redeeming The Wings (Gallop, New Mexico: Dusty Dog Press, 1991)

___________, Birthmark (New York: Flockophobic Press, 1992)

___________, The Emptiness Between My Hands (Gallop, New Mexico: Dusty Dog Press, 1993)

___________, Letters to the Dead (Laurinburg, North Carolina: St. Andrews College Press, 1993)

___________, 14 New Poems (Plymouth, Devon, England: Shearsman Books, 1994)

___________, Shearsman 19 (Plymouth, Devon, England: Shearsman Books, 1994)

___________, These Hands Filled With Numbness (Gallop, New Mexico: Dusty Dog Press, 1996)

___________, Touching the Headstone (Exeter, Devon, England: Stride Publications, 2000)

___________, Hands Collected 1949-1999 (Columbus, Ohio: Pavement Saw Press, 2000) [book promo] [Pavement Saw Press]

___________, The Autochthon Poems (Split/Shift, 2001)

___________, The Milton Poems (Ahadada Books Chapbook, 2006) [online text]

___________, Rafts (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: Parisfel Editions, 2007)


Simon Perchik, "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities: A Writer's Primer," in 7 (3) Book Lovers 18-19 (Milwaukee: A Jammer Publication, 1999)