Profile: Robin Perry

About This Author

Robin Perry began writing poetry at the age of 16 and with a few lapses has continued writing for more than 50 years. He schooled in Manchester before going on to study English Language and Literature at Sheffield University. After university he travelled and worked in mainland Europe and Africa for nearly two years and this marked a change in his writing from personal poetry to a growing awareness and concern for the peoples, their cultures and situations in the countries he visited. Upon returning to the UK he went on to work for 25 years as a social worker primarily with adults with mental health problems and those with learning and physical disabilities. He subsequently trained and worked as a teacher and then later on for 10 years as a careers adviser working with young people in schools and the community. Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak he had set up his own part-time non-profit careers service operating in the Leicestershire area but which has at present been suspended because of the pandemic. He also undertakes voluntary wildlife surveys both for the Leicester City Council and for Butterfly Conservation. Since 1991 his writing has gathered pace and abundance and he has written nearly 3,000 poems and several short novella. His main themes have been about wildlife and the environment, social and philosophical topics, some of the countries he has visited and also about Christian spirituality. He has won first prize in two poetry competitions and had high placings in several others as well as more than 50 poems published both in his own first publication "Out of the Wild" and in various magazines and booklets.

This Author's Books

PREFACEThe haiku is originally from Japan and started life as the opening section of a longer poem called a renga. They seem to have evolved over time to become a short stand-alone poem of three lines. Haikus themselves can vary in their amount of syllabl....
ISBN: 9781803024400
Published: 22 March 2022
PREFACE The haiku is originally from Japan and started life as the opening section of a longer poem called a renga. They seem to have evolved over time to become a short stand-alone poem of three lines. Haikus themselves can vary and the haikus I have wri....
ISBN: 9781803024387
Published: 21 March 2022
PREFACE TO “A THING BORN of DARKNESS”To say we live in dark times is a mega understatement. Yet how do we make sense of this time where a pandemic dominates our lives, health, education and work everywhere in the world? Scientists point constructively to ....
ISBN: 9781839459610
Published: 24 May 2021
This travel journal was originally intended to be a book of impressions about Africa as I travelled through each country but it turned into a book about how each country made its impact upon me and led me on a path of self-discovery as much as new learnin....
ISBN: 9781803022987
Published: 21 December 2021
This travel journal was originally intended to be a book of impressions about Africa as I travelled through each country but it turned into a book about how each country made its impact upon me and led me on a path of self-discovery as much as new learnin....
ISBN: 9781803024820
Published: 29 June 2022
PREFACE to A WINTER IN AFRICAThis travel journal was originally intended to be a book of impressions about Africa as I travelled through each country but it turned into a book about how each country made its impact upon me and led me on a path of self-dis....
ISBN: 9781839457890
Published: 23 February 2021
PREFACE This book contains a collection of more than 240 poems written about some of our European birds and butterflies and also their habitats. Some of these species are now under serious threat of extinction in the next few years. Many birds like Wrynec....
ISBN: 9781803024851
Published: 20 April 2022
For Distant Lands is born out of the author’s extensive travels in both Africa and South America over many years. He also spent several years living in Khartoum, Sudan as a child and has always retained an affinity with Africa and its varied peoples. He c....
ISBN: 9781803022659
Published: 28 November 2021
PREFACEThe birth of ‘Poems from the Heart of Europe’ in terms of writing the poems stretches back as far as late April 1991 following my first visit to Czechoslovakia after the removal of the Iron Curtain dividing Western Europe from Central and Eastern E....
ISBN: 9781803024394
Published: 21 March 2022
Further on the Journey is the second volume of Celtic poetry written by the author and features several poems inspired by the person and work of Northumberland’s great saint, Aidan. He was volunteered to start a work of outreach to the Northumbrians who a....
ISBN: 9781839458484
Published: 19 March 2021
The author started writing poetry when he was 16 although these were related more to his youthful, personal world view at that time. A travelled more and experienced different cultures and their situational needs his poems incorporated wider social, histo....
ISBN: 9781839458460
Published: 19 March 2021
This introduction for both volumes of ‘Open Doors to Open Hearts and Hands’ describes a world of oppression of ordinary people by indifferent or despotic rulers and the sufferings caused by war, famine and unemployment which are both material and also emo....
ISBN: 9781803024417
Published: 22 March 2022
This introduction for both volumes of ‘Open Doors to Open Hearts and Hands’ describes a world of oppression of ordinary people by indifferent or despotic rulers and the sufferings caused by war, famine and unemployment which are both material and also emo....
ISBN: 9781803024424
Published: 29 March 2022
Robin Perry has been writing poetry and short stories since he was 16 and has been frequently published in competition anthologies such as the Cleveland Write Around since 1989. He won a first prize in that publication in 1991 and also a first prize in a ....
ISBN: 9781839459214
Published: 30 April 2021
PREFACE“Rising from the Flames” is a collection of 54 poems drawing on writings from my travels in Ireland combined with subsequent reflections turned into verse. Some of these poems featured in the first collection of Celtic poems, “Onwards and Upwards” ....
ISBN: 9781803023984
Published: 23 February 2022
Some books evolve overnight through sudden inspiration while others may need months or even years to work at as in the case of some of the great long novels of Tolstoy, Hugo and Dickens. My cameo stories don’t fit neatly into either category as in a sense....
ISBN: 9781803022840
Published: 24 November 2021
We adults and children think we have got the world of teddy bears pretty well sussed. And why not? I mean they appear to spend the whole day and night just sitting propped up on chairs or leaning against pillows. But that as you shall discover is only hal....
ISBN: 9781839459382
Published: 13 May 2021
This book of twenty longer Celtic poems, though it follows the other two volumes of shorter poems in terms of its conception and writing, in one sense partly precedes the other two in that it starts with the exile of Columcille and the start of his missio....
ISBN: 9781839459375
Published: 17 May 2021
The Tales of Finn, the Wanderer, owe their creation as much to reality and truth as fiction although artistic licence and embroidery were employed in several of the chapters as for example in Chapter IV, ‘Food Trekking’ and Chapter VII, “Sports Day” where....
ISBN: 9781839459399
Published: 13 May 2021
The rise of what is termed “Communism” in Russia and many parts of Europe has had a lasting impact upon our world. So-called Communism in Europe has never got beyond the state control and management of countries’ economies and way of life and would be bet....
ISBN: 9781803022857
Published: 8 December 2021
What is a desert? To most people it is a vast sandy expanse where it gets very hot and usually quite unpleasant. Some people will also toss in a few rocks and maybe even some scrub while others in the know will mention an oasis where much needed water and....
ISBN: 9781803022642
Published: 28 November 2021
Although ‘Transiting Europe Transiting Life’ has been written almost exactly a year after ‘A Winter in Africa’ in fact its subject matter predated this book in terms of my travel dates by a year and serves as a necessary prequel to my continuing search an....
ISBN: 9781803024431
Published: 29 March 2022
PREFACE This second book again offers many stories about the varied activities of Horace and his friends and associates. The focus shifts away from Horace’s changing career aspirations and their disastrous consequences for him in the first book to his gro....
ISBN: 9781803024066
Published: 1 March 2022