Peter Howard was born in Nottingham,
educated at the
Royal Grammar School, Worcester, and
Hertford College, Oxford.
Lived for the last twenty-five years in Cambridgeshire, working as a systems design consultant
(whatever that means) for Philips, Simoco and Hidalgo.
Peter's also a poet (whatever that means) - he's written a booklet of poems called
Low Probability of Racoons, another going by the title of
Game Theory, and a collection
Weighing the Air. He has
had poems published in magazines, on the WWW, and read on television. On this site you can find some samples, and links to other interesting poetry-related sites.
For five years back in the 'Nineties, Peter wrote an Internet poetry column for
Poetry Review, and was a wizop on the CompuServe Poetry Forum. He has occasionally acted
as guide for those wanting to find out about poetry and literature on the Internet.
He took part in the first trAce conference on
Writers & the Internet held at the Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, and in the
Beyond Art? colloquium held in the Oxford
Union Debating Chamber. You can now read the papers
presented by some of the speakers at the colloquium. He has also given talks at two trAce Incubation symposia.
He was a tutor for the trAce Writing School, teaching Animated Poetry in Flash. He also taught courses on electronic
literature for De Montford University.
Peter was a member of the poetry performance group The Joy of Six.
You can read his very out of date Who's Who in Poetry entry,
and an interview at the Poetry Kit site. Or you could take a look at his
occasional soundpoetry blog at: Subatomic Poetry