PEGGY DOBREER | POETRY BIO
Peggy Dobreer is a long-time performance artist and late-career poet, winner of the 2017 Poetry Matters Poetry Prize from Downey Symphony Orchestra. She has a 2014 Pushcart Nomination, two collections titled, Drop and Dazzle and In The Lake of Your Bones, both from MoonTide Press, and two earlier (self-published) titles, Little Captures and Face of Sky, First Eye Press.
Peggy is a choreographer, parent, student of mystical traditions, and an irrepressible curator of new combinations. Ms. Dobreer's poetry is lyrical, mobile, and published most noteably in Pirene's Fountain, For the Love of Words, Mas Tequilla Review, Malpais Review, Bicycle Review, San Pedro River Review, and Yoga Magazine. Most recent anthologies include: Voices From Leimert Park Redux Anthology, Harriet Tubman Press for Tsehai Publishers, Vol. #1, Aeolian Harp Folio Series (and Vol. V upcoming), Glass Lyre Press, Like A Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity, Lucid Moose Lit, and Ekphrastia Gone Wild, which also features work by Nobel Laureate, Wislawa Szymborska.
Peggy is co-author of 64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence: A Curriculum and Resource Guide, Pro-Ed, Inc. She facilitates E=Mc2BODIED POETRY WORKSHOPS for adults, is a former teacher for Writing In The Schools at Red Hen Press, and is currently Literary Arts Program Manager for the Silver Park Art Space. She was a Program Director at AROHO2015, at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
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