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Peter Conners

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in Rochester, NY, The United States


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In the mid-80s, Peter Conners submerged into a life of writing, music, and exploration, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has published nine books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and edited dozens of volumes of poetry and prose. His nonfiction books – Cornell ‘77, Growing Up Dead, JAMerica, and White Hand Society — have garnered him a reputation as a leading chronicler of the Grateful Dead, jam band, and countercultural community.

Conners regularly gives readings and lectures at universities, conferences, bookstores, art galleries, and on panels related to music, counterculture, poetry, fiction, and editing. His books have received reviews in such places as Rolling Stone, Vice, Library Journal, Penthouse, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Th

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Growing Up Dead: The Halluc...

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Cornell '77: The Music, the...

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White Hand Society: The Psy...

3.74 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Of Whiskey and Winter

4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2007
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Pp/Ff: An Anthology

4.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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JAMerica: The History of th...

3.30 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Crows Were Laughing in ...

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Emily Ate the Wind

4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Quick Fiction 2

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2002
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Salt Hill 16 (Summer 2004)

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“You will open the door to this mystery with the word breath. We will select the word mystery instead of the word eternity because they are all mysterious and always we must breathe this warm and mysterious. The warm and sober breath, the solemn and knowing breath; the lasting breath of satisfaction we have earned in earning our last, so the trickle of moisture that provides mountains with valleys and those with streambeds. I have been told to help you breathe and who am I to point out your previous mastery? There is so little that I can do while we wait to begin this life.”
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“When the railroad trains moaned, and river-winds blew, bringing echoes through the vale, it was as if a wild hum of voices, the dear voices of everybody he had known, were crying: "Peter, Peter! Where are you going, Peter?" And a big soft gust of rain came down.
He put up the collar of his jacket, and bowed his head, and hurried along.”
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