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A graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Peter studied with poets Vern Rutsala,Tony Ostroff and William Stafford. In 1976 he received an Academy of American Poets Award.


His first book of poetry 'Painting Circles on Straight Highways, was published by Irenicon Press in 2012.


His second book of poetry, 'small things', (Turning Point Press, will be released in March of 2023.

His work appears in A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, from WoodleyPress.  Alone Together poems and essay duringCOVID, from Central Avenue Press.

He hopes his almost finished novel, Lady, Lucifer and Coward will fill in the many blanks of his grandfather's life through the alchemy of fiction.



Peter G. Quinn

Peter G. Quinn

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