Robert Peters, a leading American poet and fiction writer, playwright, editor, and actor, was recently designated by the editors of The James White Review as, after Ginsberg's death, the "outest" of all major American poets. Among his fifty published titles are published by GLB Publishers: Good Night, Paul (poetry to a lover), Snapshots For A Serial Killer (fiction), and Zapped: Two Novellas (Comix fiction). Other works with strong gay motifs are Ludwig of Bavaria, The Blood Countess, Love Poems For Robert Mitchum, and Secret Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover. He has also published several volumes of memoirs with the University of Wisconsin Press; he is now working on his memoirs of the 1960s covering the difficult years of his coming out and leaving his wife and three children to follow his long-suppressed gay drives.
He was born on a farm in northern Wisconsin, spent three years in the Army in Europe during World War II, and acquired three academic degrees at the University of Wisconsin, earning his PhD in Victorian literature in 1952. His academic publications include a three-volume edition of the letters of John Addington Symonds, the gay Victorian historian and poet, and a prize-winning study of the work of Charles Algemon Swinburne. His work appears frequently in a number of leading gay and straight literary periodicals. He has held professorships of literature in several universities and retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of California at Irvine in 1994.
Zapped: Two Novellas
Snapshots For A Serial Killer
Secret Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover
Founder: Ronald Sukenick
Publisher: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Editor: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Managing Editor: Jeffrey A. Sartain
Assistant Editor: Lauren Pirosko
Publisher Emeritus: Charles B. Harris
Associate Editors: Charles Alexander, Mark Amerika, R.M. Berry, Dagoberto Gilb, C. S. Giscombe, Dinda L. Gorlée, Charles Johnson, Cris Mazza, Larry McCaffery, Christina Milletti, Doug Nufer, Kevin Prufer, John Tytell, Barry Wallenstein, Tom Williams, Eric Miles Williamson
Contributing Editors: Rudolfo Anaya, Ron Arias, John Ashbery, Michael Bérubé, Rosellen Brown, Andrei Codrescu, William Demby, Rikki Ducornet, William Gass, Joseph D. Haske, Russell Hoover, Steve Katz, Clarence Major, Carole Maso, Michael McClure, Joyce Carol Oates, Daniel T. O'Hara, Marjorie Perloff, Robert Peters, Corinne Robins, Charles Russell, Paul Schiavo, Barry Seiler, Charles Simic, Bruce Sterling, Regina Weinreich