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Robert Peters

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Robert Peters - Contributing Editor Robert Peters, a leading American poet and fiction writer, playwright, editor, and actor, was recently designated by the editors of The James White Review as, after Ginsberg's death, the "outest" of all major American poets. Among his fifty published titles are published by GLB Publishers: Good Night, Paul (poetry to a lover), Snapshots For A Serial Killer (fiction), and Zapped: Two Novellas (Comix fiction). Other works with strong gay motifs are Ludwig of Bavaria, The Blood Countess, Love Poems For Robert Mitchum, and Secret Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover. He has also published several volumes of memoirs with the University of Wisconsin Press; he is now working on his memoirs of the 1960s covering the difficult years of his coming out and leaving his wife and three children to follow his long-suppressed gay drives.

He was born on a farm in northern Wisconsin, spent three years in the Army in Europe during World War II, and acquired three academic degrees at the University of Wisconsin, earning his PhD in Victorian literature in 1952. His academic publications include a three-volume edition of the letters of John Addington Symonds, the gay Victorian historian and poet, and a prize-winning study of the work of Charles Algemon Swinburne. His work appears frequently in a number of leading gay and straight literary periodicals. He has held professorships of literature in several universities and retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of California at Irvine in 1994.


Selected Bibliography:
Zapped: Two Novellas
Snapshots For A Serial Killer
Secret Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover

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Publisher: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Editor: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Managing Editor: Jeffrey A. Sartain

Assistant Editor: JJ Hernandez

Past Publishers: Ronald Sukenick, Charles B. Harris

Associate Editors: Charles Alexander, Rudolfo Anaya, Frederick Luis Aldama, Mark Amerika, R.M. Berry, Christine Hume, Charles Johnson, A. Van Jordan, Anthony Madrid, Cris Mazza, Gina M. MacKenzie, Christina Milletti, Doug Nufer, John Tytell, Barry Wallenstein, Tom Williams

Contributing Editors: Ron Arias, Michael Bérubé, Rosellen Brown, Andrei Codrescu, Rikki Ducornet, Dagoberto Gilb, C.S Giscombe, Joseph D. Haske, Russell Hoover, Clarence Major, Carole Maso, Larry McCaffery, Michael McClure, Joyce Carol Oates, Daniel T. O'Hara, Marjorie Perloff, Robert Peters, Corinne Robins, Charles Russell, Paul Schiavo, Barry Seiler, Charles Simic, Bruce Sterling, Regina Weinreich

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