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."
“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, […]
Did you know that hundreds of contemporary poets have written about eels? Me either, until this delightfully odd little anthology popped through my mail slot. When Luke Thompson put out the call on Twitter, I responded with “Jellied Eels”, and he must have liked it. The poem appears on p. 70, flanked on all sides […]