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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

Sojourn (St. Andrews College Press, 2006), Like a Perhaps Hand (St. Andrews Press, 2000), Loneliness of the Palm (St. Andrews Press, 1994)
The Brink (Yeti Books, 2002)
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
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

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Listing last updated: September 10, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
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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