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 the 2014 Lambda Award finalist Gay City 5: Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam (Gay City Anthologies & Minor Arcana Press). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Weird Tales, The Stranger, The Rumpus, Nightmare Magazine’s Queers Destroy Horror issue, Unspeakable Horror 2, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology, and Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry, from which his poetry was excerpted in The New York Times. He is the founding 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, fiction, and nonfiction, Evan’s writing is often characterized by a balance of levity and darkness. Pop culture, mysticism, science fiction, horror, and the Weird body pervade much of his work. His first full-length prose book, a safe sex memoir tentatively titled The PrEP Diaries, will be published by Lethe Press in 2017.