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

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
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
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
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
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