Robert Peake is an American poet now living in England. His poems have appeared in North American Review, Poetry International, Iota, and are forthcoming in Magma Poetry. He has received honourable mentions in the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Competition and the Indiana Review Prize, as well as two Pushcart Prize nominations. His debut collection, Human Shade, was selected as part of the Lost Horse Press New Poets Series in America by Marvin Bell.
The seaweed men patrol the icy town with sticks wrapped in bumbergrass their hooked beaks hissing steam, eyes painted open against the twilight. They trudge the streets like shaggy marionettes, boots cracking glazed tarmac, past… [more]