Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London.
His newest collection is The Knowledge
"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..."
I received my contributor’s copy of The Interpreter’s House 66 just now. I am looking forward to digging into it as part of my rest and recovery from a nasty autumn cold. There are many names I recognise here, and a few whose work I’d like to get to know better. There are a lot […]
I moved to the English countryside from London just over five years ago, and haven’t looked back. As you can imagine, the quirks of suburban and pastoral England have inspired quite a few poems, including a long poem sequence in the style of the heroic crown of sonnets, reminiscent of Sir John Betjeman’s Metro-Land. Because […]
When it rains it pours. Especially in an English autumn. I just received my contributor’s copy of Acumen 89. The poem they took is a companion in some ways to the poem published yesterday at The Clearing. Here’s a snap of the poem in situ. You can order single copies and subscribe at the Acumen […]