PETER PAYACK, Conceptual Anarchist, Poet, Sky Artist, Professor, Inventor

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What a year 14,000,002,016 has become!
But our spiral Galaxy keeps on spinning!!! 
 
 
On September 5, 2015 my mom unepectedly died,
and even though she was 93, somehow I was surprised, and profoundly affected.
As a poet I tried to capture my feelings, as best I could, and turned them into about 50 poems.
It is true that these poems are about my mom,but i tried to capture the experience of a sentient 
being at this time in this place. From time to time I will put a poem or two up on this site.
Here is one of my micro poems that will be coming out soon in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine:
 
 
 
THE INFINITE ABYSS
 
Once mom died
I felt the weight and immensity
of never and forever. 
 
 
 
 
The best way to contact me is to text my cell phone:617.512.9196. Please Identify yourself in the text,
or of course at my email: payack@aol.com 

 
 
 
Prestigious journal from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Baffler,
publishes 4 poems from The Book of Conceptual Anarchy!
(Up-Dated 11/16/14,000,002,016) 
 

A poem from The Book of Conceptual Anarchy

You know how poems can be like your children, once you write and publish them they take on a life of their own?

Well, way back in 1978, I wrote a poem called The Migration of Darkness.  It was published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1979 and in 1980 was awarded

The Rhysling Award for the years best poem in science fiction.  

It has subsequently been re-published dozens of times and in the last year has picked up a few more honors.  

In 2007, the notable writer and critic Greg Beatty said "the poet and the poem were canonized" as part of  science fiction literary history.

And within the last few months, Quirk Press named it as the Numero Uno poem that comebines Poetry and Art.

On top of all that,  a science fiction website, named it number 5 of the top ten science ficrion poems of all times.

And all this while I'm just sitting on my fat ass! (Metaphorically, that is, I just started running again,

after my two knee replacements and heart procedures last summer.

Take a look below: 

More Kudos from the prestigious OMNI Magazine (October, 2016)

Number One Science & Art Poem

Science Fiction's All Time 10 best Poems

Peter Payack's poetic innovation, PHONE-a-POEM

is celebrated and archived at Harvard! 

 

Today In Photos, Harvard University, Feb. 8, 2013

Phone-a-Poem Gallery opens at Harvard, Harvard Crimson Article

Phone-a-Poem Archives at Harvard, content details (as of 11.15.2016)

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Book of Conceptual Anarchy, Volume 1 is out, sort of!!!!
It is printed at Harvard.com under the Assembly Line Studio imprint.  However this book can not be purchased.  Each copy is numbered and signed by the author, me!
I also write a personalized note to each person.  Contact me, at payack@aol.com for the criteria to receive a copy of the Book. This book is a philosophy book, written
in poetry.  Serious, but Funny, so what else is new! 

Did you know Peter Payack was featured in the PBS Children's show ARTHUR? The episode is Arthur 1308 "Fernlets for Fern" and is now part of the shows regular rotation. See here for ten photos made during the filming at the Kennedy-Longfellow school in Cambridge, MA

Order ON THE RIVER: The Cambridge Community Poem from Harvard.com:

Dean of American poetry, John Ashbery, unexpectedly endorses Payack's "Cambridge Community Poem" in the April 25, 2009 Boston Globe!

 Peter Payack's new book, CONCEPTUAL ANARCHY, a Selection of poems, prose poems, epigrams, collages, and a short play from 1973-2010, is now available!!! Order a  signed copy at Payack@aol.com.  $8.00 p&h included!

Peter Payack's Prize Winning Photo for Cambridge Resident Parking Sticker (Click Here)

PETER PAYACK CAMBRIDGE'S FIRST POET POPULIST!
2007-2009 

Front Page Boston Globe Article, Feb 20 2009, "Gath'ring words, expansive, terse, to tell a Cambridge tale in verse"

Click Here To Read Harvard Crimson Profile

Click Here to connect to the Peter Payack Poet Populist Cambridge Arts Council website

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Peter Payack, with his infamous dog, Maxx

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Peter Payack at the Dante memorial at the Basilica of Santa Croce church in Firenze, Italia

Peter Payack
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Digital Illustration by Peter Paul Payack

PPPP with sons Peter Paul and Mike at the Duomo
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Firenzi, Easter Midnight, under full moon

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