artma Artists

Artist: Phillip Periman

Phillip Periman, retired physician, photographer, and poet, was born in 1938 in Memphis, Texas, grew up and finished high school in Amarillo, Texas. He received a BA in history from Yale University and his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine. His photographs are in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Yale University Art Gallery. He retired from the active practice of medicine on 6 January 2017. He has been married to the same woman for 58 years; they have three children, seven grandchildren, and a Springer Spaniel. Since his retirement in 2017, he has had poems published by the Black Mountain Press, Unstamatic, Burningword Literary Journal, LiterrateurRW, The Adirondack Review, and Amarillo Bay who nominated his poem, “At the Lake” for a Pushcart Prize. Five of his poems were included in “Pandemic Poems” published by The High Plains Poetry Project (2021). He writes about aging, retirement, his life, and the world as he finds it.