Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London.
Cyclone is coming July 2018
"A beautiful book that deserves to be lingered over and read widely."
"...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."
“Cyclone takes the strengths of Robert Peake’s previous work — candour, intensity, a hard-won wit — and enters the storm, in search of an answer to the question raised by his heartbreaking ‘Why I Should Be Over It By Now’. Built around four remarkable sequences, this new collection takes him into the most difficult of territories — grief and […]
I will again be offering a limited number of one-to-one “Poetry Surgeries” through the UK Poetry Society on Sunday, July 22nd. These one-hour sessions take place in a central location in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, near to parking, train, and bus links. This is a great way to get new perspectives and reinvigorate your writing. So, […]
The Man with the Kindest Face The rear-view glimpse is fleeting as he lets you into the lane. He might not have a face at all or change it like a set of masks— behind a newspaper in the waiting room, sliding over to make room on the bus. You resolve next time to look […]