Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London.
His collection The Knowledge is now available.
"Robert Peake's The Knowledge is a subtle, tender collection whose mixture of narrative and descriptive images inexorably draws the reader on to (occasionally painful) revelation."
"In consistently even, deeply muted tones, The Silence Teacher is a self-contained world ... an uneasy, affecting and unforgettable collection."
"These highly-crafted, long-considered poems have so much emotional resonance..."
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My contributor’s copy of Domestic Cherry 5 popped through the post today. I love this little annual. There’s not a dull poem in it. Mine, called “Patient Refused Dental Anaesthesia“, could only have been written in this conspiracy-mad US election year. You can see a snap of it here. Get your copy of Domestic Cherry […]
Apropos of a US presidential election year, I have a brief meditation on the nature of binary decisions up at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. The poem is called “Free Will“. I love Queen Mob’s for their rapacious, eclectic inclusivity, dished with signature wit. You never know what their Twitter handle will get renamed next. So, do […]
I receive my contributor’s copy of Acumen 86 this weekend, bearing my poem “Masters’ Palette”. I was pleased to recognise fellow former Highgate Poets member Anne Ballard in this issue, as well as Seán Street, who featured in a previous Transatlantic Poetry broadcast. I also enjoyed the interview with Wolfgang Görtschacher, tracing the origins of […]