Peter Vanderberg

Peter Vanderberg is the founding editor of Ghostbird Press.  He served in the US Navy from 1999 – 2003 and received a MFA from CUNY Queens College.  Recent work has appeared in CURA, The Harpoon Review, The Manhattanville Review, LUMINA and in collaboration with his brother James’ paintings in their book, Weather-Eye.  He teaches art and creative Writing at St. John’s Preparatory School and Hofstra University.

Crossing Pleasant Lake

This collection takes inspiration from a series of paintings that can be found at The Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.  Each of the forty panel-paintings by artist Matt Ernst, collectively entitled, Elk Lake Guideboat Series, depicts the bow of a guideboat, a vessel which has long been used by travelers & their guides in the Adirondack Wilderness.  An earlier version of the poem is archived at The Adirondack Museum.

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