Peter Sears, a graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop, has taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and has served as Dean of Students at Bard College. He was the community services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission and director of the Oregon Literary Coalition. He also taught in the Pacific University low-residency MFA program in Portland, Oregon. He has most recently served as Oregon’s poet laureate, 2014-2016.
Sears’ work has appeared in several national magazines and newspapers such as Saturday Review, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor, and Rolling Stone, as well as in literary magazines such as Field, New Letters, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and Seneca Review.
Peter Sears is the author of four full-length poetry collections; Small Talk, Tour: New and Selected Poems, The Brink, and Green Diver. He has also published a number of poetry chapbooks, and books on teaching writing, including Secret Writing and I’m Gonna Bake Me a Rainbow Poem.
More information is available at PeterSears.com. (Photo credit–Helen Caswell.)