Peter McNamara

165 16th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4514
(727) 822-8525

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

Like a Perhaps Hand
(St. Andrews Press, 2000)
, Loneliness of the Palm
(St. Andrews Press, 1994)
, Sojourn
(St. Andrews College Press, 2006)
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
Prizes Won: 
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

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, United States
Raised in: 
Manchester, VT, United States
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Last updated: Sep 10, 2012