Thursday, October 20, 2005

100 Missed Train Stations by Thomas R. Peters, Jr.: a Review by Andy Hoffmann

Andy Hoffmann was unavailable for his bio.

Thomas R. Peters, Jr. moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1985 to study poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (now Naropa University). There he restarted the then defunct Bombay Gin magazine with friends, which he edited for four years. He also served as contributing editor to In This Corner and The New Censorship. He has performed with the industrial and cacophonic experimental music group Architect's Office, completed two 16 mm films: instead of sleeping with people and There's a price to be paid for dreaming. He is the author of three books of poetry: Listen to My Machine (Rodent Press), over the roofs of the world (Cityful Press, reprinted by Dead Metaphor in 2000), and 100 missed train stations (Holy Mackerel Press, reprinted by farfalla press with twelve new stops in 2002). He's performed his poetry and stories in Colorado, Iowa, California, New York, and Texas to audiences numbering from a handful to as many as 20,000 at the Lallapaloosa Festival where he performed on all three stages. He has appeared in various literary journals including Big Fire-Proof Box, Bombay Gin, The Exquisite Corpse, Friction, In this Corner, The New Censorship, and in 2001, Abandoned Auto, an anthology of Detroit poets (Wayne State University Press). Currently, he is the owner of the Beat Book Shop in Boulder, Colorado and has run the weekly Monday night poetry readings at Penny Lane Coffee House since 1987. Also, you can look for him in the feature film American Saint directed by Joe Castello, which features Kevin Corrigan, Vincent Schiazelli, and Woody Harelson.

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