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..."
Requiem (for Miranda) Yesterday you were still here. Today snow has laid itself down in the lanes, thick as fur. The flap in the door is locked, as it would be. You hated snow. I expect you in my office chair quick as a ghost, a look to say, “I’ve been here all along.” In […]
Paul Stephenson just posted an in-depth interview with me on his website. We talk about The Knowledge (including at least one secret about the book most people probably don’t know), the current political climate, the place I grew up, and the teachers, places, and poets that have made a great impression on me. I also […]
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 […]