Hi, I’m Peter BG Shoemaker


I’m an award-winning writer, poet, critic, and entrepreneur-vagabond now somewhere well into my fifth decade, encamped once again (at least for the time being) in the high desert mountains of the American Southwest.

My work–nonfiction, fiction, and poetry–has appeared in a variety of publications, including Humanities MagazineThe Molotov CocktailNew Mexico MagazineUltrarunning MagazineThe Albuquerque Journal, El Palacio MagazineThe Santa Fe ReporterThinking Highways, the Faircloth ReviewThe Wall Street JournalMedium CuratedPotluck Magazine, and Abyss & Apex. If you would like to see some sample features, reviews, or anything else, Google away, or shoot me some electrons using the form below.

When the planets align, I also co-host a twice-a-month podcast with retired Navy chaplain and university dean, Steve Smith. Hello, Human grapples with the questions of what it means to be, and how to be, a human in a world of machines and algorithms. It is an ongoing and idiosyncratic conversation–embedded deeply in the humanities–that makes the argument that those of us not made of silicon still have something to say about the future we’re all rushing into.  There are digressions, rambling monologues that even occasionally return to the topic at hand, and honest explorations of meaning, relevance, and applicability. It’s eavesdropping at its best. You can listen and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and elsewhere. An entire archive is available on the show’s website

This same attention to the importance of the human also shows up in my twice-a-month newsletter, Lodestone at Midnight (to which, I’d hope you’d subscribe), and in my commercial writing work.

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