Perry W Glasser

Perry W Glasser

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-107A
Phone: 978-542-7032
Resume: Perry W Glasser [DOC 91KB]

Professional Biography

Perry Glasser is the author of five books. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

metamemoirs (New York and SanFrancisco. Outpost 19  (2012).

RIVERTON NOIR (Arlington, Virginia. Gival Press. (2012) First prize Gival Press Novel Award.

DANGEROUS PLACES (BkMk Press - University of Missouri - Kansas City- 2009) First prize G.S Sharat Chandra Prize 2008

SINGING ON THE TITANIC: STORIES BY PERRY GLASSER (Urbana and Chicago: University Of Illinois Press, 1987). Recorded by the Library of Congress: 1988

SUSPICIOUS ORIGINS (St. Paul: New Rivers Press, 1983) Winner of the Minnesota Voices Project Competition Award; cited in Pushcart Prize IX under "Outstanding Writers"


Fellow, Massachusetts Cultural Council in Creative Nonfiction.
Three time winner of P.E.N. SyndicatedFiction Awards. 
Twice read on National Public Radio's “TheSound of Writing.” 
Fellow at The Norman Mailer House
Fellow at Ucross
Fellow at Yaddo
Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Scholar at BreadLoaf
Twice winner of the annual Boston FictionFestival. 
First Prize for memoir from The Good Men Foundation for “IowaBlack Dirt” (2009)
First Prize in the Gival Press Short Story Award (2009) for “I-95, Southbound”; nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Second Prize from Memoir (and) for “Excelsior” (2010)


MFA in Fiction Writing at the University ofArizona (1982).
MA in Literature from City University of New York (ABD, 1973).
B.A. in English from Brooklyn College (1969).


Perry’s teaching career began with a decade at Bay Ridge High School in his hometown, Brooklyn. 
Asst Professor, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa (1982-85)
Professor of English, Bradford College in Haverhill, Massachusetts (1985-95) 
Director of the Writing Program and Visiting Professor of English at Wichita State University (2002-03)


Staff writer and senior editor forbusiness CIO Magazine -- finance, the business of information technology, and knowledge management, reporting on those beats in the US and in China.
Editor in Chief of Web Guide.
Managing Editor of an IT consultancy.

Perry is available for talks with student andadult groups about fiction and memoir writing, magazine journalism, oreducation. His current projects include a new novel, a collection of recollectionsentitled metamemoirs,and experiments in digital publishing.

see Professor Glasser's Google Scholar Profile

see also: - his personal website

Professional Interests

Fiction, memoir, literary journalism, the uses of New Media, knowledge management -- harvesting, processing, and disseminating information -- custom publishing, online publishing, narrative forms, story-telling.


Coordinator of Internships in English
Coordinator of Professional Writing at Salem State College (2003-2012)
Contributing Editor of North American Review since 1994
Founder and Chief of Operations of North Shore Editorial Services (custom publishing)

Selected Publications

More than 50 short stories, memoirs, and essays in a variety of journals including Utne, Northwest Review, The Antioch Review, Confrontation, Salamander, The North American Review, Hanging Loose, Flint Hills Review, Passages North,  ACM, GSU Review, and Portland Review.

Freelance magazine journalism has appeared in such venues as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Poets & Writers, Phi Delta Kappan, and Dads;

Book reviews  and critical essays have been featured in The New York Times Book Review and The Chicago Tribune's Sunday Review of Books."An Age of Marvels and Wonders, a novella," Next Stop Hollywood, Steve Cohen Ed. (New York: St. Martins Press, 2007).

"Mexico, a novella," Next Stop Hollywood, Steve Cohen Ed. (New York: St. Martins Press, 2007).

"Recapitulation" in American Fiction #2, M. White, ed.; Louise Erdrich, judge (New York: Birch Lane, 1991)

"from ‘Mexico, a novella'" in OUR MUTUAL ROOM: Modern Literary Portraits of the Opposite Sex, Ellison & Hill, eds., (Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., 1987)

"Salt" in INTRO 12 (Norfork: The Associated Writing Programs, 1981)


Selected Presentations

reading from his work:

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe, sposored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, April 7, 2013

AWP Conference-Cambridge Street Library, March 2013

Chester College, 2011

UMass - Nantucket Island, October 2010

University of Alaska-Fairbanks, February, 2010

Kansas City - Riverfront Writer's House, October 2009.

Salem State College - November 19, 2009.

FIN - Future is Now seminars at SSU.

Personal Interests

Chess, bicycling,