Peter Marra


Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Author's Bio

Peter Marra’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the misuse of love, the curse of secrets, the pain of victimization and the impact of multi-obsessions sexual and otherwise. He is in love with the Three Mothers that sprung from the hallucinations of Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas de Quincey and the Symbolist Poets. He has been scarred by his past quests into the pits of Rock n’ Roll, Sin & Flesh in NYC’s East Village and Pre-Disney Times Square and he has been manipulated by trash culture and fine art. The bastard child of the films of Roger Corman and Russ Meyer, Peter has had over 300 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals.


Peter’s published works include approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) (Bone Orchard Press), Peep-O-Rama: Sins of the Go-Go Girls (Hammer & Anvil Books) and Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections) published by Writing Knights Press. His latest poetry collection is Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras (Hammer & anvil Books).


2019 will see the release of the hyper-realistic giallo novel, A Naked Kiss from a Broken Doll to be published by Hammer & Anvil Books.

Publications & Prizes

vanished faces (a performance of occult infections) (Writing Knights Press, 2017)
Sins of the Go-Go Girls (Three Rooms Press, 2015)
Caper Literary Journal
Danse Macabre
The Beatnik
The Evergreen Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Henry Miller Atonin Artaud Georges Bataille James Joyce Michel Houellebecq Joyce Mansour Tristan Tzara
What I'm reading now: 
Mad Like Artaud by Sylvère Lotringer

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Italian American
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Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Nov 19, 2019