Jeffrey V. Perry
Jeffrey V. Perry, Writer, Poet, and Author
Jeffrey is a fifty-four (54) years old, Afro-American male, born in North Carolina in 1955. He has had several creative writing classes over the years, and understands the academics of literature. He attended Dartmouth College, undergraduate, and holds a Master of Science in Management. His titles include: The Positive Prime, a book of Poetry Publish America, Inc, LLP, 2007, Conversations with a Soul Brother (includes essays), Outskirts Press, 2008, and Welcome Home, Soul Food, Legacy of an Ex-slave,in 2009, and Obedience to Poetry (2.0)and Alternating Views 2.0 in 2010, all published at Harlem Book Fair Publishers (now Wordclay). He has published several essays, which are included in his collection, Alternating Views 2.0, from the Mental Health News, “Quality Life Promotes Recovery” and “The Economy’s Effect on People: a Peer Perspective,’ and is published in other NYC area mental health journals.
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VideosInterview for Black Brooklyn Renaissance
The second part of an interview with Jeffrey V. Perry, by the Brooklyn Arts Council for a Project called, The Black Brooklyn Renaissance. In cooperation with The Restoration Project in Brooklyn, I was only one of many Brooklynites from the community to be videod for a community archive of arts and cultural history in the borough of NYC, 1960-2010.
A Peer On Peer Perspective In Psychiatric Health
WHY I WRITE
Of course, I cannot say why I write?
It is not something that I do, it happens!
But for anyone who does write,
The drudgery and act of putting words on paper
Becomes a task or even a struggle, sometimes-
But I write to relieve myself of my many thoughts
To clear the confusion and to keep my sanity
The Everlasting Poet
Finally, this humble writer calls this book, “The
Everlasting Poet”, perhaps, because it will be my
fi nal lasting task as your writer of poetry. I ask notto continue being with my poetry, also, since it has been a part of my life a long time. Maybe, it is also the heat of the summer or the demand of work, or even the futility of the poet’s position as “the whipping-boy” to all.
For God, for Love, for Country, and for You (The Storytellers)
A book of Poetry
"The Storytellers" is about the child in all of us.“Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God…” (Luke 18:16)
If we are ever to hear the call of the Father, we must first learn to listen, even when we do not understand that it is He or She. We must learn how to hear the truth!
Legacy of an Ex-Slave, in Poetry, The Arts of Screaming
It is extremely difficult to open a discussion on race, even today in America, with the election of an Afro-American President. I cannot and thus, will not try. However, through my poetry here in Legacy of an Ex-slave, I will express my views on matters of race.
Slavery is a topic that is difficult to talk about, but out of the due respect for those for who were enslaved, we must!
Soul Food, Nourishing the Spirit
The “soul food” in this book of poetry tries to
reach the inner spirit. We as Black people are
mystified in the spirit, the soul of Black people who have endured though it all. With only the thought of the presence of God, “THEY”
remained hopeful, and preserved THEIR future
that has ensured my (Our) presence here.
Obedience to Poetry (2.0)
Poetry is a voice that must be heard and is a cry from all our spirits for civility. When the spirit wants to speak, it will not be denied. However, when our spirit needs to be heard, it is not just that simple, because we have a spirit that is free to choose to listen to or not listen. Obedience to Poetry is a collection of new poetry that must be shared.
The Positive Prime, a book of Poetry
The Positive Prime, a book of Poetry (First published 2007) was my first book of poetry that has been idealistically inpired by the lives of my two grandfathers, who represent my "Gemini Twin" spirits. They were, during their lives, very spiritual themselves, so the poems many are idealistic in nature and also have common sense, as was life at their times, as Afro-America men.
WELCOME HOME is a book of beginnings, where to start. After we run here and there in our travels and escapades, we finally return to the only place where we are sure of ourselves and know our needs. WELCOME HOME is a return to “home, where the heart is,” back to basics, and core of our values.
Alternating Views 2.0
Alternating Views 2.0 is a compendium, or perhaps, more precisely, a compilation of essays of ideas, of comments, and of critiques on a variety of subjects, with no particular rhymes or reason. It suggests what is called today, “thinking outside of the box,” if you will? The essays in Alternating Views 2.0 explain how ideas are not there until they are there.
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