Robert Peters has served as a contributing editor for the American Book Review, Contact II, and Paintbrush. He has also judged competitions for fellowships and prizes for an assortment of small presses and for the Poetry Society of America and PEN International. He has enjoyed Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and he won the Alice de Castagnola Prize of the Poetry of America, the Larry P. Fine for Criticism, and the Kerouac Award for Poetry.
“With this luminous tribute to Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel Peters is in top form. His steely eyed, poignant testimony unearths the midden heap of his rural past, evoking the pungency of that past with all of its stench and sweetness.”—Edward Field
“Peters, a master of the poetic close-up, here closes the loop on his many decades of writing. That he recalls so much of his early life so vividly is an enviable feat of discipline and imagination.”—Jim Cory