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Books (500 or more copies printed)

  • Oona River Poems. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 2019.
  • Wilderness Tales-Adventures in the Backcountry. B.C.: Heritage House Publishing, 2006, 2009.
  • Winter Range. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 2001.
  • Wilderness Tales - Adventures in the Backcountry. B.C.: Altitude Publishing Canada, 2003.
  • To Die Ascending. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 1988.
  • Rig Talk. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 1981.
  • Hail Storm. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 1977.


  • The Circle of Willis. The Alfred Gustav Press, Series 26. 2021.
  • White Egrets. B.C.: Leaf Press, 2015.
  • I Came Upon a Bear. Hobbs, New Mexico: Hawk Press, 1996.
  • Canyon Shadows: Animals. Radium Hot Springs, B.C.: Information Design, 1992.
  • Canyon Shadows: Stones. Radium Hot Springs, B.C.: Information Design, 1990.
  • All Miracles Happen Locally. 1983.
  • Intravenous. 1974.


To bring closure to the Canada Goose magazine, Alberta’s first poetry only magazine, Peter and Lorne Daniel co-edited two anthologies of new Canadian poetry:

  • Ride off any Horizon II. Eds. Lorne Daniel and Peter Christensen. NeWest Press, AB 1987.
  • Ride off any Horizon. Eds. Lorne Daniel and Peter Christensen. NeWest Press, AB. 1983.
  • Canada Goose. Eds. Lorne Daniel and Peter Christensen. 1972 to 1976.

Poems in Anthologies

  • An Amazing Eclectic Anthology. Eds. John Garmon. Western Mountain Press, Nevada. 2016.
  • In the Clear: A Contemporary Canadian Poetry Anthology. Eds. Allan Forrie, Patrick O'Rourke, and Glen Sorestad. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1998.
  • "Canyon Shadows: Stones." Fresh Tracks: Writing the Western Landscape. Ed. Pamela Banting. B.C.: Polestar Books, 1998.
  • What is Already Known: An Anthology. Ed. Seán Virgo. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1995.
  • Paperwork: Contemporary Poems from the Job. Ed. Tom Wayman. Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Press, 1991.
  • 90 Poets for the 90's: John Garmon's International Poetry Selection. Stone Brook, Florida.
  • Sierra Sacrament: Poems from Writers in the Mountains. Ed. Jim Harris. Hobbs, New Mexico: Hawk Press, 1990.
  • Fishing in North America: Poems of Fish and Fishing. Ed. Jim Harris. Hobbs, New Mexico: Hawk Press, 1989.
  • Stalking Place: Poems Beyond Borders. Hobbs, New Mexico: Hawk Press, 1988.
  • Bridges 4. Ed. S. D. Robinson. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1987.
  • The Writer's Voice: Reading into Writing: Book 3. Eds. William Boswell, Betty Lamont, and John Martyn. Toronto: Methuen, 1986.
  • Dancing Visions. Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1985.
  • From Seedbed to Harvest. Ed. Art Cuelo. Montana: Seven Buffaloes Press, 1985.
  • Draft: An Anthology of Prairie Poetry. Ed. Dennis Cooley. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1981.
  • Going for Coffee: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Working Poems. Ed. Tom Wayman. Madiera Park, B.C.: Harbour Press, 1981.
  • Storm Warning 2. Ed. Al Purdy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1976.
  • The Birthday Book. Ed. Peter Goodchild. The Literary Storefront, 1979.

Poems in Periodicals


Alberta Report, Alive Magazine, Arc, Calgary Herald, Canada Goose, Canadian Literature, Dandelion, Descent, Essays on Canadian Writing, Event, Foothills Wilderness Journal, Kunapipi, Manitoba's Writer's News,Musicworks, NeWest Review, New Vortex, Praxis, Prime Cuts, Valley Voices, Wot, and Skylark.


Duke City Fix, Poetry Magazine, Southwest Review, Southwestern American Literature, and Sulphur River Review

Words for Music

  • Zwei Motetten. Music by Robert Rosen.
  • Still in Motion. Music by Robert Rosen. Choreography by Massimo Agostinelli. Toronto: Hart House Theatre, June 1986.
  • Anima-Animus. Music by Robert Rosen. Toronto: Hart House Theatre. (Also performed in Montreal and Vancouver.)
  • Nova Exhibition. Music by Francois Vaillancourt. Calgary, Alberta: Nova Building. (Poems from Rig Talk.)
  • Canyon Shadows. Exshaw, Alberta: Grotto Canyon, 1990. (opera)
  • Canyon Shadows: Stones.
  • Canyon Shadows: Animals. Music by Murray Sheaffer. Banff, Alberta: Banff Centre, 1993.


  • Poem quoted in Prairie Capitalism: Power and Influence in the New West. By John Richards and Larry Pratt. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1979.


"Christensen's poems are serene exercises in imagism. Extraordinary power of evoking the western mountains." George Woodcock, B. C. BookWorld

"The sensuous physicality takes us up both literally to the heights of human experience." Ron Hatch

"Christensen's work partakes of Nature's bold innocence.... Knows truth, vows to tell it well and ably. And does." (P. Vickery)

"Each poet’s voice – both physical and artistic, is so unique and sincere, and captured a vital aspect of the whole project. (Your poem) 'Somewhere in the Heavens' is so elegant and set the scene beautifully for the opening of the CD." Lunette Westendorf. Multi-media project "River of Memory, The Everlasting Columbia."

Peter Christensen's works copyright © to the author.

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