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

Three poems on

"Star Gazers" and "How to Be a Mountain Climber" in

The Northern Review  (You need to log in to see the poems -- Special Northern Literature Issue, No. 31.)

"Oatmeal" on Poetry Daily

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

"Upset Woman" in Prairie Schooner

"Constellations" in A River and Sound Review

"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

With Poets in Winter: An Online Conversation

Peggy Shumaker, Vivian Faith Prescott, Zack Rogow, Mike Burwell    Heartworks


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


Peggy Shumaker in a mini-doc by Patrick Race (2014):

Peggy Shumaker, Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist - YouTube

And another brief film by Pat Race:  "Stop Bath"  (after "Ice Steps" by Barry McWayne:  Youtube Stop Bath

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


Peggy Shumaker interviewed by Jay Bates: A River & Sound Review: Past Podcasts (listen to Episode 15)

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   Scroll down to Shumaker.

New Letters on the Air Interview

posted Wed., Jan. 25, 2012

49 Writers Synergies podcast

of banjo player Robin Child and me:  Poemgrass  .