Much of life comes down to the simple things, small in nature but complicated in terms of the inner workings of the mind. Most of my work centers around the effortless red-letter moments of life, where the heart seems to linger. I create poetic snapshots of the past facing the present in a subtle attempt to draw attention to where we are culturally at this moment in our history. My poetry and films harken back to my Texas roots and friends and family in rural Colorado, bringing a touch of surrealism to my small town recollections, highlighting the occasions that seem to bind us emotionally and culturally.
R.W. Perkins is a poet and filmmaker from Fort Collins, Colorado. His work has been published on the Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver. Perkins’ films have been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour and the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. In 2013, Perkins' short subject film The Big Wait was selected as a top 20 finalist in Canon and Ron Howard’s Project Imagination nationwide film competition. In 2015, Perkins wrote and directed his first feature film Crash & Burn Stories and has just finished his second feature screenplay Small Town Remedies. Perkins' written and digital works have been published on the Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver. In addition, Perkins is the creator and curator of the Juteback Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado