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

Overall Review of Payack's Work
Selected poems from No Free Will In Tomatoes
Review of Payack's Rhysling Award Winning Poem
The Stonehenge Watch
Micro Poems
Spankin New Poems!
Sex Tip For Poets!
Scavenger Hunt For Truth
Science Fiction Poems
Excert from Dark Comic Novel on Suicide
Community Involvement
Contact Info

Welcome Year, 14,000,002,016!
Prestigious journal from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Baffler,
publishes 4 poems from The Book of Conceptual Anarchy!

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: 

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


Book of Conceptual Anarchy, Volume 1 is out, sort of!!!!
It is printed at 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 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

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  $8.00 p&h included!

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


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

Peter Payack, with his infamous dog, Maxx


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

Peter Payack
Digital Illustration by Peter Paul Payack

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

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