Robert Peake at Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance

Host and WWBA Writer in Residence George Wallace brings Robert Peake and Peter Cole to the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Join us for a special night of poetry performances.

Robert Peake is a British-American poet living near London. He created the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series. Robert will be reading from his newly-released collection The Knowledge, answering questions and signing books after the reading.

Peter Cole is an American-Jewish poet who lives in Jerusalem and New Haven. He has translated extensively and been hailed as “one of the most vital poets of his generation” by Harold Bloom.

A meet-the-poets reception follows.


Writing with Whitman: Poetry Workshop with Robert Peake

Join Robert Peake for a lively poetry workshop exploring creative themes inspired by Walt Whitman. Learn new ways to spice up your relationship to poem writing in this fun, interactive course. This class will get you writing and revising in unconventional ways, to spark new creative ideas and energise your poems. See poetry from a new angle and take away practical tips to overcome writers’ block and invigorate your revisions.

Robert is a British-American poet living near London. He created the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series. Robert will be reading from his newly-released collection The Knowledge, answering questions and signing books after the reading.