Peter Cherches

Location Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Writer, Editor

Books by Peter Cherches
  • by Peter Cherches
    Pelekinesis, 2013.

  • by Peter Cherches
    Pelekinesis, 2013.

  • by Peter Cherches
    Red Dust, 1987.

  • by Billy Collins, Billy Collins
    Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003.

  • by Tom Hazuka
    Blue Light Press, 2013.

  • by William Novak, Moshe Waldoks
    Harper & Row Pub, 1990-10.

  • by Thomas Beller
    Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, 2009.

  • by Brandon Stosuy, Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles
    NYU Press, 2006.

  • by Jon Scieszka
    Viking Juvenile, 2008.

  • by Peter Cherches
    Benzene Editions, 1986-11.
  • About Me

    Peter Cherches is the author of Lift Your Right Arm (Pelekinesis, 2013) and two previous volumes of short prose, Condensed Book and Between a Dream and a Cup of Coffee. His work has appeared in the anthologies Poetry 180 and Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. His fiction and other short prose work has been featured in a wide range of magazines and journals, including Harper's, Semiotext(e), Transatlantic Review, Fiction International, North American Review, Fence and Bomb. Cherches was active, on page and on stage, in the raucous and unpredictable literary, music and performance scenes of downtown Manhattan in the 1980s. Sonorexia, the avant-vaudeville music/performance group he co-led with Elliott Sharp, appeared at such legendary venues as The Mudd Club and CBGB. Cherches also writes about food and music and is a two-time recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships in creative nonfiction. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

    Why do you write?

    I write because I like making things and language is the material I'm most comfortable with.

    Peter Cherches's Wall

    Larry Strattner – Mar 27, 2015

    Best "reason for writing" I've seen recently.

    Tim G. Young – Oct 23, 2014

    Thanks for 'A Moot Point.'

    Jerry Ratch – Oct 07, 2014

    welcome, Peter!

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