PERKINS, Michael. American, b. 1942. Genres: Novels, Poetry, History, Literary criticism and history. Career: Dept. of Welfare, NYC, case worker, 1963-66; Croton Press Ltd., editor, 1967-72; Artists' Cooperative, Wood- stock, NY, chairman, 1973-74; Milky Way Productions, contributing editor, 1975-99; Ulster Arts magazine, editor, 1978-80; Woodstock Library Forum, director, 1982-; Woodstock Guild, NY, program director, 1985-95; Upriver Downriver magazine, member, advisory board, 1990-92; Woodstock Poetry Festival, board of directors, 2001-. Publications: Evil Companions, 1968; Renie Perkins, 1969; The Friends of the Library Guide to Woodstock (history), 2002. POETRY: The Blue Woman, 1966; Shorter Poems, 1968; The Persistence of Desire, 1977; Praise in the Ears of Clouds, 1982; Gift of Choice, 1992; I Could Walk All Day, 2002. LITERARY CRITICISM: The Secret Record, 1976; The Good Parts, 1994. NOVELS: Dark Matter, 1996; Dark Games, 2000; Night Moves, 2000; Dark Star, 2002; Burn, 2002. Address: 750 Ohayo Mt Rd, Glenford, NY 12433, U.S.A.