Perry S. Nicholas is an Associate English professor at Erie Community College North in Buffalo, NY, where he was awarded the 2008 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the 2011 President’s Award for Classroom Instruction. He has twice received the SGA’s Outstanding Teacher Award.  He has been a guest lecturer at Daemen College, Villa Maria College, Niagara County Community College, and New York College in Athens, Greece and read his poetry in New York City and Woodstock.


Perry's work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010.  His poems have appeared in Common Ground Review, Literary House Review, Caesura, Word Worth, Seven Circle Press, Slant, Feile-Festa, Louisiana Literature, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Chest, The Healing Muse and Chronogram. His poems have appeared on seventeen occasions in The Buffalo News. He has published approximately 130 poems in print and online.


His first full-length book was The River of You (Foot Hills Publishing, 2009). What the World Sees is his second. Small Crafts, his third, was published by The Writer’s Den in 2012. The fourth, Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back was printed in 2013.  The Company We Keep, co-authored with Maria Sebastian-Nicholas, is his fifth.  His most recent chapbooks are Ancient History and Like Trying to Explain, both printed in 2014.

Perry Nicholas

What the World Sees