About Transatlantic Poet Robert Peake

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Robert Peake is a British-American poet living near London. Cyclone is now available from Nine Arches press. His previous full-length collection is The Knowledge. Prior short collections include The Silence Teacher (Poetry Salzburg, 2013) and Human Shade (Lost Horse Press, 2011).

Robert grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border, in the small desert farming town of El Centro, California. He studied poetry at the University of California, Berkeley and in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program at Pacific University, Oregon.

His poems have appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies including North American Review, Poetry International, Iota, Magma Poetry, Acumen, and The North. Robert’s essays and reviews have appeared in Poetry International, the Chicago Sun-Times online, and The Huffington Post.

Robert’s poems have received commendations in the Rattle Poetry Prize, the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest, the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize, the 2009 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Prize, and three Pushcart Prize nominations.

Since relocating to England in 2011 Robert has given a variety of readings in the UK. He also created the Transatlantic Poetry reading series to bring poets from both sides of the Atlantic together for live online poetry readings. His film-poem collaborations with his wife have also been widely screened throughout the US, UK, and Europe.

Robert offers one-to-one feedback and support through the UK Poetry Society Poetry Surgeries programme.

For a full curriculum vitae, click here.

(Last Updated: 12th November 2020)