Robert Peters

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Robert Peters
BornRobert Louis Peters
(1924-10-20)October 20, 1924
Eagle River, Wisconsin
DiedJune 13, 2014(2014-06-13) (aged 89)
OccupationPoet, memoirist, Victorian scholar, critic, playwright, and professor
NationalityAmerican

Robert Louis Peters (October 20, 1924 - June 13, 2014) was an American poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor. His poetry career began in 1967 when he wanted to write a poem about the death of his son. The poem was called Songs for a Son.

After Peters divorced, he began dating Paul Trachtenberg. Their relationship lasted for 36 years.[1]

Peters died on June 13, 2014 from natural causes at the age of 89.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fellows, Will (1998), Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men from the Rural Midwest, Univ of Wisconsin Press, p. 47, ISBN 0-299-15084-4

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Profile at University of California, Irvine