Peter Dubé is a writer working primarily in fiction, hybrid or intergenre forms, and the essay.
He is the author of the chapbook Vortex Faction Manifesto (Vortex Editions, 2001), Hovering World (DC Books 2002), At the Bottom of the Sky, a collection of linked short stories (DC Books, 2007), Subtle Bodies: a Fantasia on Voice, History and René Crevel (Lethe Press 2010), The City’s Gates (Cormorant Books, 2012), and, most recently, the collection of prose poems Conjure: A Book of Spells (Rebel Satori Press, 2013). He is also the editor of the anthologies Madder Love: Queer Men and The Precincts of Surrealism (Rebel Satori Press, 2008) and Best Gay Stories 2011 and 2012 (both on Lethe Press).
His work — informed by surrealism, queer and “popular” cultures, as well as a whole host of heretical and apocalyptic visions — deploys dense verbal surfaces to investigate the narrative construction of experience, particularly at the points where imagination, desire and the body politic intersect. In other words, his writing is often weird, sweaty and lush.
His essays and critical writings have been widely published in journals such as CV Photo, ESSE, Hour and Ashé, and in exhibition publications for various galleries, among them SKOL, Occurrence, Quartier Éphémère and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery of Concordia University.
He is a Past President of the Quebec Writers’ Federation and has served on the National Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada. In addition, he was a member of the Editorial Board of the literary magazine Index, presently serves on the Editorial Committee of the visual art magazine Espace Sculpture and is a Contributing Editor to Ashé Journal .
Peter is a native Montrealer (the only identity politic from which he seems unable to work free) and despite periodic bouts of obsessive traveling, continues to live and work in the city of his birth.