Cheryl Olsen of the We Wanted to be Writers blog is kindly running four poems from The Knowledge, including the eponymous piece itself, on their website. While some of these poems are previously published, most have never been on the web before. So, if you have been keen to take a peek inside the cover, […]Read more »
On Friday, I attended a small private London launch for the second edition of a book by my friend and former boss, David Allen. His methodology has been the key to creating the space in my life for poetry amidst a dynamic career in technology and management consulting, and a generally full trans-Atlantic life. Having […]Read more »
“The work is elegant and strong. If it is silk, then it is silk over steel.” -Rachel Stirling, stirlingwriter.com I am excited to announce that The Knowledge, my debut full-length collection of poetry, is now available to pre-order directly from the publisher at the Nine Arches Press website. The book ships worldwide, at reasonable rates, […]Read more »
Eleanor Franzen, managing editor of Quadrapheme, has picked The Knowledge as one of their best books in April. Particularly notable is that it makes their cut alongside four accomplished prose writers. (Take that, cruelest month.) Quadrapheme is a totally independent literature review site, which receives no funding from either publishers or the British Arts Council, so ostensibly they say […]Read more »
Matthew Stewart of the Rogue Strands blog tussles with The Knowledge in a new review on his website, and comes away invigorated from the struggle. He takes firm hold of two key threads in the collection — loss of innocence, and relating to London as an outsider — through deft commentary and concrete example. He calls the work “ambitious” […]Read more »
Bethany W. Pope of Sabotage Reviews took a critical eye to an advance review copy of The Knowledge, and found it every bit as surprising as I hoped it might be to a perceptive reader. She begins her review: Robert Peake’s The Knowledge (Nine Arches Press) is a subtle, tender collection whose mixture of narrative […]Read more »
Long-Islander George Wallace and Frisco Kid Paul Fericano have been quietly and diligently going about the business of furthering the tradition of Amercian poetry in their own unique voices. I take a look at what each has to offer — Wallace’s rough tenderness, Fericano’s slapstick pathos — in an online review of their work. You can read the full […]Read more »
“The Knowledge is quirky, wide-ranging, luminous and completely enthralling. If there were an A — Z of all the places poetry should take us, this would be it.”
— John Glenday
"These highly-crafted, long-considered poems have so much emotional resonance..."
"In consistently even, deeply muted tones, The Silence Teacher is a self-contained world ... an uneasy, affecting and unforgettable collection."
"Robert Peake's The Knowledge (Nine Arches Press) is a subtle, tender collection whose mixture of narrative and descriptive images inexorably draws the reader on to (occasionally painful) revelation."