Poet. Observer.

Peggy Perdue lives in her own world where she spends as much time as possible thinking, imagines everything is waaaayyy easier than we’re making it, and doesn’t care if everyone thinks her ideas are naive. In 2017/18, she was an Atheneum Fellow in poetry at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in Portland. Trained as a journalist, Peggy has worked for Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, Bitch Media, Portland Tribune, Chattanooga Times–Free Press, and more.

Born and raised in the Midwest, she taught herself to read at the age of four and published her first poem when she was twelve. Otherwise, she’s a late bloomer, spending much of her life ruminating and collecting new ideas and unique perspectives, communing with the natural world, and raising her son. Readers and reviewers have called her work “stunning” and “remarkable.” She is currently putting her love of words and hopes for humanity to work in her first collection of poems. Her poem “How to Do Anything Better” (aka the “Jell-O poem”) was published in Abandoned Mine‘s inaugural online issue and selected for publication in its forthcoming anthology.

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