WELC0ME YEAR 14,000,002,017!
What a year 14,000,002,016 was,
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
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
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: email@example.com
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
THE MIGRATION OF DARKNESS, and its many lives
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
Rhysling Award for the years best poem in science fiction.
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
On top of all that, a science fiction
website, named it number 5 of the top ten science ficrion poems of all times.
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.
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
If you would like to pre-order a
signed and numbered copy of THE MIGRATION OF DARKNESS, and other classic Science Fiction Poems by
Peter Payack please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Pre-order Migration of Darkness" in the subject
These poems were first published in The Paris Review, The
New York Times, The Cornell Review, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Amazing Science Fiction and Creative Computing.
The expected publication day is April 29, 2017. The price will be $15 (US), €15 (Europe) and £13 (Britain).
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)
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 email@example.com
for the criteria to receive a copy of the Book. This book is a philosophy book, written
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
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!
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