Brought to life in Miami, Florida and educated at the Florida State University (MFA), Evan J. Peterson now lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Skin Job (2012 Minor Arcana Press) and The Midnight Channel (2013 Babel/Salvage Press), as well as volume editor of Gay City 5: Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam (Gay City Health Project). His poetry, fiction, journalism, and criticism have appeared in Weird Tales, The Stranger, The Rumpus, Assaracus, Nailed, Court Green, and Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, from which his poetry was excerpted in The New York Times. He is the new Editor-in-Chief of Minor Arcana Press, recipient of a smART Ventures grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.
Creating both traditional and experimental poetry and prose, Evan’s writing is often characterized by a balance of levity and darkness. Film dialogue and song lyrics are often integrated into his work, particularly during live performances. Pop culture, mythology, mysticism, science fiction, the body, and the supernatural pervade much of his poetry.