. . .These poems. . .meld the past and the present the personal and the historical Classicism and Romanticism myth and the quotidian Eros and Thanatos. These poems look directly at the world. They don't finch in the face of loss and death. They strive for a transcendence where "All's right. All's water. All's paradise shimmering." -Joseph Stroud
Peter Weltner has published five books of fiction including The Risk of His Music and How the Body Prays three poetry chapbooks three collaborations with the artist Galen Garwood most recently Water's Eye and three full length collections of poems News from the World at My Birth: A History The Outerlands and To the Final Cinder the latter two from Brickhouse Books. His poems and stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and journals and several national anthologies including two O. Henry's in 1993 and 1998. A graduate of Hamilton College and Indiana University he taught for thirty seven years at San Francisco State University. He and his husband Atticus Carr live in San Francisco steps away from the Pacific.