Walter Perrie (M.A. M.Phil.) was born in Lanarkshire in 1949 and was educated at Hamilton Academy and at the universities of Edinburgh, where he was a gold medallist (1971) and Stirling. Since 1975 he has worked as a freelance editor, poet, critic and travel writer. For some years he taught courses for adults at Perth College in Creative Writing, in Philosophy and in Scottish History. He tutored the distance learning course in Creative Writing for Perth College and has taught at Strathallan School and lectured widely in North America and in Europe, most recently in Italy.
Lyrics & Tales in Twa Tongues forthcoming 2010)
Decagon: Selected Poems 1995-2005(selected,edited and with an introduction by John Herdman) - Blair Atholl 2005
Caravanserai (poems) Edinburgh 2004
From Milady's Wood and Other Poems - Edinburgh 1997
Roads that Move: a Journey through eastern Europe - Edinburgh 1991
Concerning the Dragon (Poems) Edinburgh 1984
Out of Conflict: Essays on Literature and Ideas - Dunfermline 1982
By Moon and Sun - Edinburgh 1980
A Lamentation for the Children (SAC book award 1978) Edinburgh 1978
Poem on a Winter Night - Loanhead 1976
Between 1970-77 several pamphlets of poetry were published as well as Metaphysics and Poetry, a prose pamphlet with Hugh MacDiarmid.
More recently: Rhapsody of the Red Cliff & Other New Poems Blair Atholl 2006
As Far as Thales: Beginning Philosophy Blair Atholl 2006
The King of France is Bald: Philosophy & Meaning Blair Atholl 2007
Twelve Fables of Jean de La Fontaine: made owre intil Scots Blair Atholl 2007
Various essays (5,000 words plus) on literary and philosophical themes. These have appeared in literary journals, specialist anthologies and in conference proceedings. Topics have included the philosophy of language, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark, Lord Byron, W. H. Auden and Edwin Morgan.