Bio

Peter Conners

In the mid-80s, Peter Conners submerged into a life of writing, music, and exploration, and he hasn't looked back since. He has published seven books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and edited dozens of volumes of poetry and prose. His nonfiction books – Cornell '77, Growing Up Dead, JAMerica, and White Hand Society — have garnered him a reputation as a leading chronicler of the Grateful Dead, jam band, and countercultural communities.
Conners regularly gives readings and lectures at universities, conferences, bookstores, and art galleries, and is consulted by media for his views on music, counterculture, poetry, fiction, and editing. His books have received reviews in such places as Rolling Stone Magazine, Library Journal, Penthouse, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, The Onion, and the New York Post. The San Francisco Chronicle noted that "Conners writes like a poet and researches like a scholar," and NPR Books likened his writing to "…the way music sounds when your surrender has no limit."


Peter Conners lives with his wife and children in Rochester, NY. He is Publisher of the award-winning independent publishing house BOA Editions, Ltd.

Peter Conners