Alan Perry is a much-published and exhibited poet, painter and short-story writer living and working in Swansea, South Wales, UK.
His most recent books are: Dreaming from North to South: New and Selected Poems (Moonstone Press [Wales] 2006) and Days of the Comet: New and Selected Stories (Moonstone Press, 2007).
He is a past winner of the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry and the Leslie Moore Award for Painting.
Shards, a major show of his work, was mounted in the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea in 1993; his verse play, Occupied Territories (co-written with Lloyd Rees) was premiered during the 1995 UK Year of Literature; and in 1998, he illustrated LMNTRE Poems, a book of verse for children, by Vernon Watkins. Music You Don't Normally Hear (Alun Books, 1998), his documentary book about homelessness in Swansea is recommended reading by the Open University and his stage version of it has been performed many times, most recently under the direction of film-maker Karl Francis.
Much of his work, both literary and visual, can be found on his website: alanperry.1hwy.com; on his Facebook site; and also on his webshots.com site (under the username of alunperry).