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Richard W. Halperin

Richard W. Halperin was born in 1943 and lives in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the City University of New York. His last office job was Chief of Teacher Education for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. For UNESCO, he edited the booklet Reading and Writing Poetry: The Recommendations of Noted Poets from Many Lands on the Teaching of Poetry in Secondary Schools. Since 2005, more than eighty of Mr. Halperin’s poems have been published, mainly in journals in Ireland and the U.K. ‘For Victor Gollancz’ won first prize in the Blue Butterfly Christian Poetry Competition 2007. In 2009, he was Featured Poet in The Stinging Fly’s Summer issue. He has given readings at the West Cork Literary Festival, the Dublin Writers Centre, the White House Pub (Limerick) and, in Paris, the Live Poets Society. Anniversary is Richard W. Halperin’s first collection.
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