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Robert Peake's incredible eye for detail illuminates a collection of stirring and delicately attuned poems that not only roam but actively seek--travelling far and wide to all manner of places but also moving through time, taking leaps of faith and journeys into memory and sensation. These poems refer to a kind of knowledge that isn't just sought or gained, but is felt and ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published April 2015 by Nine Arches Press
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"The idea of knowing one’s place, within and without, sits at the forefront of Robert Peake’s fine debut full-length collection. This British-American poet’s talent for detail and tonal coloring was already on display in his Poetry Salzburg chapbook, which came out in 2013 and was dedicated to eulogizing Peake’s infant son, but it is only now that we can enjoy the full reach of his poetic skill. Some readers may find The Knowledge slightly overwritten, but that is only because these poems are fu ...more
Early Praise for The Knowledge:
“The Knowledge is quirky, wide-ranging, luminous and completely enthralling. If there were an A — Z of all the places poetry should take us, this would be it.”
-John Glenday, Author of Grain (shortlisted, Griffin Prize)
“Robert Peake’s impressive new collection sounds a note of Biblical warning in which ‘Beneath the surface, darker matter stirs’. The language of fire and flood collides with the contemporary world to surprising, often shocking effect. What’s reveale...more
Robert Peake is a British-American poet living near London. His new full-length collection Cyclone is available from Nine Arches Press. His previous collections are The Knowledge (Nine Arches Press, 2015), The Silence Teacher (Poetry Salzburg, 2013), and Human Shade (Lost Horse Press, 2011, part of New Poets, Short Books, Volume V). ...more