I’m now entering the world of Robert Peters’ psyche where its roots ascend from the creative world of a Northwoods wilderness. As Frank Sinatra once sang “I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king”, well this exemplifies of Peters’ life. Readers can now press the links on the lower right column and enter some of the places where Peters has been and the places that house his past.
One might say if a psychiatrist ever diagnosed Peters properly, he or she would have found him with a mulit-personality disorder based on all the voices embodied through his persona poetry. During his long literary career he became mad king Ludwig of Bavaria, the nortorious Hungarian Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, The eccentric Cornish Vicar Robert Stephen Hawker, the Orange County Serial Killer Randy Kraft, the Second Coming Christ Ann Lee, the founder of the Shaker Religion, the legendary Arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane, the forgotten British Romantic Artist Robert Benjamin Haydon and the unforgettable FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. Robert Peters became so well known for his voice books and carrying on the tradition of Persona poetry from poet English Robert Browning et al
After his life time poetry career embodying other voices, he’s always retrieved to his own voice. He’s now an octogenarian and is coming out this year with a cd from the Hen House Studio called Going Down The River in a Hayloft Coffin. This cd with an exquisite music score is interspersed with Peters’ spoken words. The music is composed by Los Angles composer Harlan Steinberger. Steinberger is also the founder of the Hen House studio and majorly instrumental of the production of Peters’ new cd.
2009 is going to be a breakneck and bonanza year for the revival of Robert Peters’ illustrious literary career.