Robert Peake's debut collection Human Shade was selected by Marvin Bell for the Lost Horse Press New Poets Series in America. A two-time Pushcart nominee, he studied poetry at U.C. Berkeley and in the MFA in Writing program at Pacific University, Oregon. His poems appear in North American Review, Poetry International, Rattle, Iota, Long Poem Magazine and have earned honorable mentions from the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Competition, The James Hearst Poetry Prize, and the Indiana Review Prize. Photo: John J. Campbell.
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by Robert Peake
More than a paean to “the game of kings”, this miniature-scale collection of poems takes a pawn’s-eye view of human affairs: war, death, and aging–as well as Sudoku, Elvis impersonators, and nice cups of tea. It includes a series of poems inspired by one of the world’s most famous chess sets, The Lewis Chessmen of Scotland.
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