Peter LaBerge

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Peter LaBerge grew up in Connecticut, where he took an interest in poetry after contributing to his high school’s literary magazine during his freshman year. As a sophomore, Peter founded The Adroit Journal, an online literary publication for emerging and established writers. Shortly after graduating from high school in 2013, Peter founded the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, a renowned online summer writing program that pairs high school writers with established writers.

As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Peter released the chapbooks Makeshift Cathedral (YesYes Books) and Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press) and had the great fortune of studying with Gregory Djanikian, Al Filreis, and Beth Kephart, among many other mentors. Peter also received a fellowship from Bucknell University’s Seminar for Undergraduate Poets, where he studied with G.C. Waldrep, Dana Levin, and Mary Szybist. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, with his B.A. in English & Consumer Psychology.

Peter’s work has since received a 2020 Pushcart Prize for Poetry and has appeared in AGNI, Best New Poets, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. Following graduation, he worked in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley as a content marketing professional.

His latest initiative is Ellipsis Writing, an award-winning online high school writing, tutoring, and college advising business. He lives in New York City, where he is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Poetry) and Writers in the Public Schools Fellow at New York University.

Contact: editors@theadroitjournal.org (Subject line – Attn: Peter LaBerge)