Peter Austin is a retired professor of English who lives in Toronto with his partner. His poems have been published in the USA (Able Muse, Atlanta Review, Barefoot Muse, Blue Unicorn, Hypertexts, Raintown Review, etc.), as well as in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa Austria and Israel. He has published five collections plus a verse novel. Of his second collection, X.J. Kennedy (winner of the Robert Frost Award for lifetime contribution to poetry) said, 'He must be one of the finest living exponents of the great old art of rhyming and scanning in English.'
In a previous life, he wrote plays, the most successful of which was a stage adaptation, with songs, of The Wind in the Willows, which received four professional productions - ni Vancouver, Montreal, Antigonish (Nova Scotia) and Worcester, Mass.