Robert Peake is a British—American poet.
He created the Transatlantic Poetry series.
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..."
Midway on our life's journey, I found myself / In dark woods, the right road lost.
—Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (trans. Robert Pinsky)
= Past = Upcoming
There is another world, and it is in this one.
—attributed to Paul Éluard
“…the voice in these poems is deeply reflective, defiant, and with doses of insect imagery” -Lorenia Salgado, Poetry International Poetry International (SDSU) carries a micro-review of The Knowledge on their website today. Lorenia Salgado notes “the speaker’s intricate response to life’s perplexing moments” throughout the book’s three sections, and quotes passages from “Nocturne with Writer’s […]
“If you don’t read Robert Peake’s The Knowledge as a taking-up-again of existential conversation, you’re doing it wrong.” Thus begins Abby E. Murray’s confident and considered review of my new collection for Fjords Review. It is a gift to be read at all, and clear that Abby has spent quality time with the book and […]