Publication History: Books

Some of Us and Most of You Are Dead (poems): Wolsak & Wynn, 2018
The Gun That Starts the Race
(poems): Goose Lane Editions, 2015
Emberton (novel): Douglas & McIntyre, 2014
Water Damage (poems): Mansfield Press, 2013
At the Gates of the Theme Park (poems): Mansfield Press, 2010

Publication History: Anthologies

Global Poetry Anthology 2017: ed. various; Véhicule Press, 2017 
Global Poetry Anthology 2015
: ed. various; Véhicule Press, 2015
The Boneshaker Anthology: 2010–2013: ed. Lillian Nećakov; Teksteditions, 2015
A Crystal through which Love Passes: ed. Jesse Patrick Ferguson; BuschekBooks, 2013
Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009: ed. A.F. Moritz; Tightrope Books, 2009
Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008: ed. Stephanie Bolster; Tightrope Books, 2008
Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets: ed. Zachariah Wells; Biblioasis, 2008
This Is Not a Family Venue: ed. Amanda Earl; Bywords, 2005
Exact Fare Only 2: ed. Ian Cockfield; Anvil Press, 2004
Victory Meat: New Fiction from Atlantic Canada: ed. Lynn Coady; Doubleday, 2003

Publication History: Chapbooks & Broadsides

"What a Window Sees" (broadside): Anstruther Press, 2015
Wild Clover Honey & The Beehive: 28 Sonnets on the Sonnet (chapbook, with Stephen Brockwell): Rideau River Press, 2004
"Bolshevik Tennis" (broadside): above/ground press, 2004
Hail: Word Sonnets (chapbook anthology): ed. Seymour Mayne; Friday Circle, 2004
Toronto Word Exchange (chapbook anthology): ed. Wanda O'Connor; Photocopy Press, 2004
After Stillness (chapbook): above/ground press, 2003
The Shape Inside: 12 Sonnets (e-chapbook): New Formalist ebooks, 2003
33½ (chapbook anthology): ed. rob mclennan; above/ground press, 2003

Publication History: Periodicals — Fiction & Poetry
(Selected: for a complete list, click here.)

The Fiddlehead 275 (2018)
The Rusty Toque 12 (2017)
Event 46:1 (2017)
PULP Literature 12 (2016)
The New Quarterly 135 (2015)
Prism International 53:1 (2014)
Joyland (June 2014)
Literary Review of Canada 21:9 (2014)
The Puritan Summer 2014 supplement
The Walrus (June 2014)
Qwerty 29 (2013)
THIS Magazine (March/April 2013)
The Week Shall Inherit the Verse (March 7, 2013)
The Fiddlehead 253 (2012)
The Rusty Toque 3 (2012)
Contemporary Verse 2 34:4 (2012)
Arc Poetry Annual 2012
Taddle Creek (Summer 2011)
subTerrain 49 (2008)
Descant 136 (2007)
Broken Pencil (Spring 2007)
Matrix 75 (2006)
filling Station 36 (2006)
Prairie Fire 27:1 (2006)
Grain 33:2 (2005)
Industrial Sabotage 6 (2005)
Forget Magazine (May–July 2004)
Wascana Review 38:1 (2003)
On Spec 16:3 (2003)
The Malahat Review 142 (2003)

Publication History: Periodicals — Non-Fiction

The Globe and Mail (March 8, 2015; October 5, 2017)
The Walrus (April 2017)
Ottawa Poetry Newsletter (September 2014)
National Post: Afterword blog (April 2014)
Arc Poetry Annual 2012
Mansfield Revue (March 9, 2012)
Canadian Geographic (Summer 2009)
Alberta Venture (April 2009)
Avenue Calgary (November 2008, January 2009)
Unlimited (November/December 2008)
Calgary Inc. (April 2008, June 2008)
Alberta Oil (March 2008)
Alberta Views (various issues, 20062008)
Calgary Herald (various editions, 2006)
Ottawa Citizen (March 20, 2005)
Vancouver Courier (various editions, 19982001)
Capitalmag (2000)
Uscribble (2000)
Vancouver Sun (various editions, 1999)
Common Ground (various issues, 19981999)
Vancouver Magazine (November 1998)

Readings & Public Appearances

Since 1995, Peter has appeared at numerous readings and public events across the continent, from Vancouver to Halifax to New York City. Recent reading festival readings include International Festival of Authors, Word on the Street Toronto,  the Winnipeg Thin Air Festival, and the Leacock Festival. He has performed at high schools throughout the B.C. Lower Mainland and post-secondary institutions across Canada. Radio credits include CBC, CKUA, UMFM, and CiTR, where he hosted a literary show from 1995 to 2000. Competitive readings have earned him first place at IFOA's Battle of the Bards and first- and second-place finishes at slams in Vancouver and Ottawa as well as first- and second-place finishes in the UBC Public Speaking Contest. He has served as MC at the Ottawa International Writers Festival and has been a guest performer with the Max Middle Sound Project and jw curry's Messagio Galore.


Fall 2015: Writer in residence, MacEwan University, Edmonton
2008: Writer in residence, Nan Boothby Memorial Library, Cochrane, Alberta


Shortlist, Montreal Poetry Prize, 2017
Longlist, Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2017
Honourable Mention, John Newlove Poetry Award, 2017
Finalist, K.M. Hunter Award for Literature, 2016
Shortlist, Montreal Poetry Prize, 2015
Longlist, Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2015
Longlist, Montreal Poetry Prize, 2013
Winner, Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards, 2013
Finalist, Trillium Poetry Book Award, 2011
Longlist, Montreal Poetry Prize, 2011
Confederation Poets Prize, 2008
Editor's Choice Award, Arc Poem of the Year Contest, 2007
Second Prize, Ottawa Poetry Step-Up Slam, 2002
Winner, Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition, 2001
Semifinalist, Chapters/Robertson Davies Prize, 1999
Second Prize, UBC Arts Fest Poetry Competition, 1996
CBC Prize in Playwriting, 1995
Winner, UBC Essay Competition, 1991

Peter's work has been awarded grants by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.