Peter Payack has lived on the Left Bank of the Charles River for some forty years, and was Cambridge’s first Poet Populist. In addition to bathroom walls, Peter Payack’s poems can be found in The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and sandblasted into the floor of the Davis Square Subway Station on Boston’s Red Line. His poetic innovation Phone-a-Poem, recordings, selected papers and realia were recently archived in Harvard University’s Woodberry Poetry Room.

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