Peter Mishler

Peter Mishler was born in New Jersey, and lives in Kansas City. He is the author of Fludde (Sarabande), winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, selected by Dean Young. His poems have appeared at The Winter AnthologyOversoundProdigaldiodePreludeConjunctions, and elsewhere. The title poem from this collection was anthologized in Best New Poets. He earned a BFA in literature from Emerson College and both an MS in English Education and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. Mishler is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Syracuse University, and he presently curates a contemporary poetry feature for Literary Hub. This is his first book.


“The History of Your Private Life”: On Peter Mishler’s “Fludde”

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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