Christian Peet
from The Nines [3 6 9 7 4 1 2 5 8]

from The Nines [2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1]

Christian Peet's work appears in Bird Dog, Fence, Octopus, Parakeet, Pom2, Shampoo, SleepingFish, Spinning Jenny, Word For/Word, Unpleasant Event Schedule, and elsewhere. His chapbook, The Nines, will be published by Palm Press in 2006.

Christian teaches Poetry at Brooklyn College, Creative Writing at Hunter College, and has worked in the past as a carpenter's apprentice, sheet metal fabricator, goat milker, organic sprout grower, maintenance man, landscaper, and convenience store clerk. He received a BA from Bennington College, and an MFA from Goddard College.

“The Nines” derives its title and 1/9th of its movements from an Edge ( interview with mathematician/philosopher Reuben Hersh. Other appropriated texts include George F. Adams’ and Jerome Wykoff’s Landforms (A Golden Guide); Kenneth Clark’s Landscape Into Art; Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time; Paul Henle’s Language, Thought, and Culture; Curtis Marlow’s Breakdancing; E.H. Sturtevant’s An Introduction to Linguistic Science; Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute, edited by Anne Waldman and Marilyn Webb; and James Webb’s The Occult Establishment.

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