This page gives an overview of recent publications and other activity. For a complete writing CV and publishing history, click here.

Recent Publications: Periodicals

Publications: Antholgies 

Recent Writing Online

"Campaign," a short story in the Rusty Toque.

The cover story for the April 2017 issue of the Walrus

"Sunrise with Sea Monsters," a Vogon-style poem responding to a Turner painting

"Shards," shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize

Review of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant in the Globe and Mail

Three Poems from The Gun That Starts the Race in Lemon Hound

"Super's Report": poem from The Gun That Starts the Race on the Véhicule Press blog

"Valentine's Day": short story in Joyland

"Growth": poem in Literary Review of Canada

"Uncivil Elegy 1: Glassed": poem based on one of Dennis Lee's "Civil Elegies" in the Puritan

"The Child and the Man": poem in the Walrus

"Red Pen of Fury!": essay in the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter (and be sure to check out Catherine Owen's rebuttal)

Four essays (here, here, here, and here) in the National Post's Afterword blog

An Open Book Ontario Fiction Craft entry, including Peter's take on moving a plot forward

"The Turnips," poem from Water Damage on the Véhicule Press blog

Two poems, runners-up for the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, in the Puritan, plus these notes on their creation

"To Staples": poem from Water Damage in The Week Shall Inherit the Verse

Issue 9 of ottawater, including three poems from Water Damage

Review of Paul Vermeersch's The Reinvention of the Human Hand in the Mansfield Revue   

Three poems from Water Damage in the Rusty Toque

"The Ring Bin": short story in the Walrus

Interviews Online

The New Quarterly asks Peter to show us around his workspace and divulge what he needs in order to write.

The Town Crier digs into music in Peter's poetry; topics include Mobb Deep, the King James Bible, and Margaret Avison.

Open Book Ontario talks to Peter about lyric poetry, forthcoming fiction, and what it feels like to win the Battle of the Bards.

Writing the Wrong Way subjects Peter to its legendary 8-Ball Interview.

"Globs of Memoir": the Torontoist interviews Peter about his debut book.

rob mclennan's blog puts Peter through its "12 or 20 Questions" mill.