Peter Makuck grew up in New London, CT. He took courses at l’Université Laval in Quebec and received his B.A. from St. Francis College in Maine where he studied French and English. After a two-year stint of teaching French, he returned to graduate school and took a Ph.D. in American literature from Kent State University. In 1974-75 he was a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Université de Savoie, in Chambéry, France. In 1990-1991 he was Visiting Writer at Brigham Young University. Until 2006 he edited Tar River Poetry, a national journal that he founded in 1978. Distinguished Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University, he lives with his wife Phyllis on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina’s barrier islands. Continued →