Robert Peake

Robert Peake (Poetry) | London, UK

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Robert Peake is a US-born poet living near London. He created the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series, bringing poets together from around the world for live online readings and conversations. He also collaborates with other artists on poetryfilm, and his work has been widely screened in the US, UK, and Europe. His collection The Knowledge is now available from Nine Arches Press.


The Knowledge (Nine Arches Press, 2015). Poetry.


Blurbs, Press & Reviews

The Silence Teacher is entirely remarkable for its dignity, its beauty, its many strengths of word and of witness. Robert Peake’s lines and images polish the hardest of grief-stones until it gleams, until it becomes almost bearable to hold. Here is poetry’s task and gift to us — untransformable loss made malleable and sustaining by the ways it is met, said, and seen.”
–Jane Hirshfield, Chancellor, Academy of American Poets

The Knowledge is quirky, wide-ranging, luminous and completely enthralling. If there were an A  —  Z of all the places poetry should take us, this would be it.”
— John Glenday, Author of Grain (shortlisted, Griffin Prize)

“Peake’s poems flow through various alchemies, all of them intertwined with an overarching sense of reflection and responsibility.”
—Lorenia Salgado, Poetry International

“…he and his poems are here to stay.”
—Piotr Florczyk, World Literature Today

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