pETEthePoet - coffee & a laptop, what other superpowers do you need?
Born in Chicago, raised in Minneapolis and seeking life in Seoul. A weary wanderer, ultra explorer and true-wheeled cyclist, I love to say “Woo Hoo!”.
Knowing the simple experiences in life hold the greatest adventures, I began exploring everything that held my interest at the University of Minnesota, from astronomy and anthropology to philosophy and poetics. I wound up with a BA in English Literature—of course. I earned my street cred while in college as a preschool teacher, waiter, dance instructor and massage therapist, and as an actor, teacher, author and publisher since. I did an MA in Korean Studies at Yonsei University—for S&G—and found in Korea a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise.
Now, I'm heading up Exile Press and raising twin boys, but I'm still always ready to say “Woo Hoo!"—are you?
Seoul, Korea / Minneapolis, Minnesota
Exile Press / The Writer's Ink
University of Minnesota / Hamline University / Yonsei University
Skills & Expertise
Master of Arts in Korean Studies
Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies
Graduate TEFL Teaching Certificate
Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts in English / History
University of Minnesota
Poet, Publisher, Pete!
Publisher of poetry, children’s books & ESL materials as well as books about Korea including Letters, Teddy’s Day, Teddy’s Camp, and the Idiom Attack series (Vol. 1-4 in seven languages), as well as As much as a Rat’s Tail, and The Great Successor. Created ESL iphone apps for IdiomAttack, and iPad apps for Letters, Teddy’s Day, andTeddy’s Camp. Published Idioms Alive & Exploring Nonfiction.WORK HISTORY