Peter Richardson was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1969, following regular army training at Fort Benning, he left for Montreal rather than report to Fort Lewis, Seattle, where he was to ship out for combat duty. For the past 22 years he has been employed as a ramp worker, first at Mirabel airport and, more recently, at Dorval airport. A part-time translator, he lives in Morin Heights, Quebec.
Peter Richardson’s poems have appeared in various journals across Canada and the United States, including Poetry Magazine, the Sonora Review, Prism International, and Queen’s Quarterly.