Peter lives with his wife Barbara in Bundanoon in the southern highlands of New South Wales in Australia. Their 20 acre working property is designed along permaculture lines and includes 120 heritage apple varieties. Peter is a published author of poetry and essays. He has won the Vera Newsom Poetry Prize, the Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Prize (2009 and 2010) and been runner-up or shortlisted for several major Australian poetry awards.
Publications: Cut a Long Story Short (Puncher & Wattmann, Glebe/Sydney, 2014); The Southern Highlands Poetry Anthology (ed., self-published 2013 with a community grant from the local Council); Requiem (Picaro Press New Work, Cardiff NSW 2012); Collidoscope (Mark Time Books, Castlemaine 2011); On the Innocence of Clouds (Picaro Press Wagtail Series No. 104, Warner’s Bay NSW 2011); The Post-Man Letters & Other Poems (Picaro Press New Work, Cardiff NSW 2010); The Knee Monologues and Other Poems (Picaro Press, Warners Bay NSW 2009); Working with Poetry (Ferdinand Kamp Verlag, Bochum Germany 1986, co-author Martin Seletzky).
All these books except The Southern Highlands Poetry Anthology, Collidoscope and Working With Poetry can be purchased online at Picaro Press (www.picaropress.com) or Puncher & Wattmann (www.puncherandwattmann.com/). The SH Poetry Anthology ($15) and Collidoscope ($5) can be bought by emailing Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org [Other prices: Cut a Long Story Short $25, Requiem $15, The Post-Man Letters $15, The Knee Monologues $5, On the Innocence of Clouds $5].