Observer. Listener.

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. She is currently working on her first book.

Trained as a journalist, Peggy has worked for Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, Bitch Media, Portland Tribune, Chattanooga Times–Free Press, and more. She’s currently a freelance writer for a local, independent, family-owned publication, where she covers education, parenting, government, public health, arts, sustainability, and in-depth stories.


A huge thanks goes out to my patrons, who help give me time, funding, and motivation to write my book. Patronage is a way for you to support your favorite artists. Plus, you get access to exclusive content, insider access, and other perks. On Patreon, I get to have the freedom and creative control to make poems, share readings, have discussions, and combine my love and passion for poetry and journalism.


I will be scheduling a series of readings and events for this summer. Sign up to vote for which poems you want to hear me read.


It may take time, but I will get back with you. No automation. No email list. Just an honest response, and I hope, the start of a conversation.