Peter Waugh


Peter Ian Waugh was born in Barnet, London in 1956. Has lived in Vienna since 1981, where he works as a freelance translator and English teacher. Co-founder of Labyrinth and co-editor of subdream, the Vienna Journal of English Language Poetry, publisher of Labyrinth poetry books. Studied with Allen Ginsberg, Ann Waldman, Jackson Mac Low, Ed Sanders, Andrew Schelling, Blixa Bargeld, Andrei Bitov, Henri Chopin and others. Has organised and particpated in numerous readings in Vienna and Austria, including appearances with the groups Dunkler Sand and the Karl Sayer Jazz Sextet and the Erste Wiener Lesetheater. His poetry has appeared in anthologies and magazines in England, the U.S.A., Austria, Slovakia, Macedonia and Croatia, as well as in the chapbooks Horizon Firelight (2000) and Haiku Butterfly Death Dream (2002). Verse translations include the bilingual German-English volumes Terminal by Klara Köttner-Benigni and Standpoints by Edith Sommer