Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London.
Cyclone 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."
I don’t really want to do anything–
not peep through the small doors
at mice living out unimaginative lives
or run a finger over the beaded skin
of a rattling snake, coaxing venom.
I received my contributor’s copy of December 30.1 (Spring/Summer 2019) today. The new editors have done a smashing job of carrying on its literary legacy, and I’m delighted to have work within its pages. You can catch order issue 30.1 or subscribe on the December website.
A remarkably kind and perceptive review of Cyclone by Adele Ward in London Grip