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."
"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."
The first poem I ever had published was in our church newsletter. I dictated it to my patient mother at the age of five. At age fourteen, I started my daily practice of spiritual exercises (“SEs”), a form of active meditation. In my late twenties, I began writing poetry almost daily as well. Coming full […]
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There was a point at which the analog world was overtaken by the digital, and I was right there, stumbling through puberty from childhood to adolescence. I can’t resist ekphrasis. So when Gill Stoker of the Mary Evans Picture Gallery sent me a few pictures from the collection and request to (poetically) respond, I gravitated […]