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."
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Making an example of oneself isn’t always easy. Making an example of one’s poetry even less so. Nevertheless, I took a stab at explaining some of the process behind writing the poem “Reading Dostoevsky in the John Lewis Café, Welwyn Garden City” in a new post on the Nine Arches Press blog. The poem appears […]
Order Now “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 […]
Poetry Salzburg has been good to me and my work, including publishing The Silence Teacher in 2013. The two poems that appear in the latest issue represent the fifth time they have accepted work (including poems and reviews) for publication. I am truly grateful. Grateful, also, for two excellent new poems by Abegail Morley, and […]