Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Peter Schireson

Peter Schireson lives in California and New York (roughly 50/50). His poems have been published in Quiddity, Hotel Amerika, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Pleiades, among others, and his chapbook –The Welter of Me &You– won the Coal Hill 2013 Chapbook Prize. Peter is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen lineage, and holds an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Some of his writing is online at