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Peter began his writing career at the University of Lethbridge in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Creative Writing. While there, he started up one of Alberta’s first literary magazine Canada Goose with fellow writing student, Lorne Daniel.
Peter did not pursue an academic career so juggled his literary writing career with his passion for exploring wilderness mountain areas of Alberta, BC, Yukon and NWT. He worked at various times as a guide, ranch hand and Park Ranger. As a result, his working, writing and literary career is diverse; his relationship with the natural world became his muse.
Peter has published four books of poetry with Thistledown Press of Saskatchewan and one "best seller" of creative non-fiction stories with Heritage House Publishing of British Columbia. Several chapbooks were published by small presses in Canada and USA.
His poems have been published in numerous anthologies, writing journals and literary magazines in Canada, Denmark and USA, over the years and he has performed many readings throughout Canada and the US.
In 1987 and 1990, Peter and fellow poet Glen Sorestad (Saskatchewan) organized poetry readings and travelled the US where they established life-long friendships with fellow writers across the line. These relationships segued into numerous interesting collaborations, which resulted in the exchange of Canadian and American writing and performances.
In 2005, Peter developed a serious heart condition which took him away from his lifelong passion for 10 long years. Now retired from active employment, and mostly healthy again, (although aging!) he is resuming his literary writing career.
Peter Christensen now divides his time between exploring the Pacific north coast by sailboat and wintering in his mountain home near Radium Hot Springs in south-eastern BC, where he writes.
Peter Christensen's works copyright © to the author.