Peter Halstead

Peter Halstead is a pianist, photographer, novelist, and poet. His six-volume piano series, Pianist Lost, can be found at pianistlost.com. Bug the Great is the first volume of his novel. He has published seven collections of poetry: Sea Sun, Blinds, Poems of Earth, Face Your Dreams, Postcard Poems, Fluorescence, and Sublimation, with Reflections forthcoming. Peter studied piano with Russell Sherman in Boston and Irma Wolpe in New York, and organ with Charles Courboin at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

Peter co-founded the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation with his wife, Cathy. As he says, "Poetry fills in the blanks, the spaces between the lines. It’s the only way to describe things which can’t be described.” Learn more about the Halsteads and their work for poetry and the arts here, and explore Peter's list of publications across genres here.


Photo by: Matthew Thompson