Welcome to PlattWrites, a collection of literary works by Eugene Platt.


Eugene Platt named as James Island Poet Laureate

The James Island Town Council on Jan. 18 voted unanimously to name Eugene Platt as its new poet laureate. It’s a role the former James Island Public Service District Commission member held as the first ever poet laureate for the town in 2002. (full article here) 

Sunday, May 5 –
The first public reading of my play “Believing Is Seeing” was held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Summerville, South Carolina. Shown is the playbill prepared for the event by my talented friend Vanessa Cramer. The all-star cast included J Walker Smith as Saint Thomas, Brad Erickson as Saint Andrew, Daphne Lewis as Mary Magdalene, Fleming Moore as Saint James, Kemp Lewis as Saint Peter, Wesley Moore as Saint Philip, Richard Latham as Jesus, and Dow Sanderson as an Episcopal priest. Brian Protheroe read the stage directions. (Father Adam Shoemaker kindly included the reading in his announcements at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church that morning.)

Weaned on War is out now!

The latest collection, published by Revival Press, Ireland

Available in store and online from Buxton Books here

Available online at the Gibbes Museum Store here

Eugene Platt’s volume of Collected Poems provides the reader with an eloquent distillation of five decades of humor, heartache, history, and love. Whether writing about the simple pleasure of eating a Folly Beach hotdog or the profound permutations of the passage of time, Platt brings his world—and all of our worlds—alive.
— Wesley Moore, English teacher (retired), Porter Gaud School; author, Today, Oh Boy



Nuda Veritas

“In this volume, beautifully produced by Revival Press, Eugene Platt invites us to travel with him on a survey of a long writing life in poems that cloak their craft and technique in language deceptively simple and direct. He confronts tragedies and disappointments without bitterness or sentimentality, finding joy and hope in unexpected places. Eugene’s poetry speaks from the heart with a clarity of vision and generosity of spirit which make this volume a delight to read.”
—Michael Farry, Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin; author, The Age of Glass and Troubles.

“Nuda Veritas is a celebration of life and death. The poems are expressed with eloquence, beauty, and grace. As in ‘Simple Words,’ the poet ‘conveys the otherwise unconveyable’ and in ‘A Widower’s Fifth September’ brings tears with the words ‘to hold your hand in mine again and hear your voice.’”
—Sue Walker, Ph. D., Tulane University; Poet Laureate of Alabama (2003-2012).

Orla Fay: “Nuda Veritas is a big, bold, beautiful book full of heart”

Signed copies are available online from Buxton Books:


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saint Andrew’s Parish, a new novel by Eugene Platt, was published today and is available in paperback and e-book editions on Amazon.com.
A description and other details can be found on Amazon via the image link below.
This 321-page coming-of-age novel includes twenty-four chapters and an epilogue. The chapter titles reflect its essence:

  1. Discovery
  2. Miracle on Savage Road
  3. Boys and Bridges
  4. Missy & Me
  5. The USC Knights
  6. A Room of Her Own
  7. The Owls of Dachau
  8. In the Stars
  9. Wedding
  10. Fecundity
  11. Confessional
  12. An Irish Idyll
  13. Separation
  14. Santa Fe
  15. Condo for Sale
  16. A Long Way from New Orleans
  17. The Eagle Within
  18. Celebration
  19. Communion
  20. A Memorable Meal
  21. Nunc Dimittis
  22. Folly Beach Hotdogs
  23. ZEAL
  24. Redemption