Peggy ShumakerAbout Peggy












"Calls of Birds We Cannot See" in Ascent

"Gnawed Bones" and "Deliverance" on Being Poetry, April 2010

"Deliverance," "Night Blooming Jasmine," and "What the Deaf Long to Hear" on Blackbird

"El Laberinto," "Ramon's Eyes," "Pajaro Sagrado" on Blackbird

"Blaze," and "Kus-sun-ar" with paintings by Kesler Woodward on Blackbird

"Long Before We Got Here, Long After We're Gone" and "Gnawed Bones" on Heartworks

"Star Gazers" and "How to Be a Mountain Climber" in The Northern Review 

"The Story of Light" and "What to Count On" on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Aubade: Morning Aurora" in Prairie Schooner

"Hunger on the Wing," "Black Turnstone," and "All the Mustaches on All the Judases" in The Salt River Review

"Horny Toads"

"The Oldest Music" on Thanal Online

"Autumn" on Verse Daily

"Long Before We Got Here, Long After We're Gone" on Verse Daily

"Calvinism" in Vital Signs: Contemporary American Poetry from the University Presses



"Prose Poems, Paragraphs, Brief Lyric Nonfiction" in Brevity

"Zuill Bailey and a 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello" in Brevity


You can hear Peggy read and discuss her work through the links below.


Rasmuson Distinguished Artist profile of Peggy Shumaker

Peggy Shumaker interviewed by Alberto Ríos: Books & Co.

Video of Peggy Shumaker at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles: Reading

Video of Peggy Shumaker at Boston Court, Pasadena.  Hosted by Red Hen Press. Posted by Poetry L.A.: Reading


Reading and talk on Trappings by Two Girls Working. "What do you wear that makes you feel powerful?"

Two readings by Peggy Shumaker are available at the University of Arizona Poetry Center's website: UA Poetry Center Audio Video Library  .