Derek Peach has been a teacher and traveler for almost 50 years and has recorded those experiences in poetry and prose along the way. He continues to experiment with verse and creative non-fiction in his retirement in Victoria and has been published in local periodicals. As well, he has self-published four books of poetry including the Canadian Stories 2013 award winner One Room & a Penknife, co-authored with his wife, Beverly. Although his writing has yet to make him a rich man, Derek realizes that neither have his hobbies of fly-fishing and magic, nor his engagements with cats and local politics. Philosophical reflection and good scotch soothe the frustrated spirit.
Ice Wine, (poetry) (2007)
One Room & a Penknife (memoir & poetry) (2008)
Jellicle Cat (poetry) (2015)
In Lands of Long White Clouds (travel memoir & poetry) (2015)