Peter Damm’s life has traveled varied tracks. He was raised in small town rural Michigan and graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He later studied with National Book Award winner Wright Morris, and with Guggenheim Fellow and National Jewish Book Award winner Leo Litwak.
He has lived abroad and traveled widely in Europe, India, Bali, Mexico, parts of the Middle East, Indonesia, Central America, South America and New Zealand. He worked on the grounds crew of a golf course, as a banquet waiter, on road construction crews, the staffs of magazines and as a freelance writer and editor.
He has taught European travel classes, and English language and American culture to Japanese university students, co-founded an import gourmet food business, was co-owner of a residential real estate brokerage, earned a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, worked as a psychotherapist, grief counselor and with families of the chronically mentally ill. His book of poems, At the Water’s Edge, chronicles a five-month journey in Bali, Indonesia and New Zealand. Peter lives and works in Berkeley, CA.