Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London.
Cyclone is now available
"Cyclone takes the strengths of Robert Peake’s previous work—candour, intensity, a hard-won wit—and enters the storm. … In such turbulent and shrill times, this is his most powerful work to date."
-Michael Symmons Roberts
"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."
Rachel Carney of the Created to Read website gives a sensitive, perceptive read of Cyclone.
“Glasswalker” appears in the Winter 2018/2019 issue of Poetry Bay. You can read it here. Watch your step.
As 2018 draws to a close, Cyclone finds itself in some remarkable company as part of The Spear’s Big Reads of 2018 list as a “standout book of the year”. Deputy Editor Chris Jackson wrote, “Peake’s collection of poetry — his third — is a magnificent meditation on grief and its aftermath, all taking place within a climate change-conscious world where, […]