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Peter McNamara

Peter McNamara

Author's Bio

In addition to making poems, Peter McNamara has translated poetry of Neruda, Garcia Lorca, and Blanca Castellon. A librettist, he wrote "East River Bridge," an opera for the Broooklyn Bridge centennial, and a choral ode for victims of AIDS (for NYC's Gay Men's Chorus).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Sojourn (St. Andrews College Press, 2006), Like a Perhaps Hand (St. Andrews Press, 2000), Loneliness of the Palm (St. Andrews Press, 1994)
Anthologies:
The Brink (Yeti Books, 2002)
Journals:
American Poets & Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, Cairn, Center, Clark Street Review, Knockout Literary Magazine, Main Street Rag, Pembroke Magazine, Pine Island Journal, Polyphon, Sandhills Review, St. Andrews Review, Texas Review
Prizes:
Newcomb Prize, Merilh Medal, Florida Council of the Arts grants.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Place by Jorie Graham, The Tree of Meaning by Robert Bringhurst, The Apple Trees of Olema by Robert Hass, In a Beautiful Country by Kevin Prufer, Selected Poems by John Ashbery
Favorite Books:
Any collection by Ashbery or Graham, detective fiction (classic & contemporary).
Favorite Authors:
Neruda, Garcia Lorca, Muldoon, Graham, Ashbery

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: September 10, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Seniors, Teenagers
Born in:
Troy, NY
Raised in:
Manchester, VT

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