Christian Peet is presently exploring the intersecting phenomena of crime and magic. He is the author of a collection of cross-genre postcards written in an alien language, Big American Trip (Shearsman Books), as well as the author of two limited-edition chapbooks of absurdist lyric essays, Pluto: Never Forget (Interbirth Books) and The Nines (Palm Press). Peet's work also appears in the anthologies A Best Of FENCE: The First Nine Years (Fence Books, ed. Rebecca Wolff, et al) and A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, eds. Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young), as well in journals and magazines online and in print, including Denver Quarterly, Octopus Magazine, Montevidayo, SleeepingFish, and Trickhouse.
Peet is the publisher and founding editor of Tarpaulin Sky Press, disseminating hybrid- /cross- /trans- genre texts and innovative poetry and prose through the publication of trade paperbacks, hand-bound books, and a literary magazine that appears online and in print. Although known for their staunch refusal to be anything other than "Other," Tarpaulin Sky Press titles are glowingly reviewed in a wide variety of venues, including After Ellen, The Nation, VICE, Publishers Weekly, Time Out New York, Library Journal, American Book Review, HTML Giant, Hyperallergic, and TriQuarterly. Among the press's three dozen titles are books by Ana Božičević, Jenny Boully, Danielle Dutton, Johannes Göransson, Gordon Massman, Joyelle McSweeney, Joanna Ruocco, and Kim Gek Lin Short.
Peet taught Creative Writing and Poetry workshops as well as various Literature courses in Brooklyn, NYC, and Vermont, until he began writing and publishing full-time in an undisclosed location somewhere between 15th-century Cologne, Germany, and Sacramento, CA, where it is always 1980.
CONTACT: cp [at] christianpeet [dot] com