Peter Boyle is an Australian poet, currently based in Sydney where he works as a teacher. His first three collections of poetry, Coming home from the world (1994), The Blue Cloud of Crying (1997) and What the painter saw in our faces (2001) have won several awards including the New South Wales Premier's Award, the South Australian Festival award and the National Book Council Award. His fourth collection, Museum of Space (2004), was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Award.
As well as a poet, Peter is also a notable poetry translator; he was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for translation in 2004. A selection of his translations of César Vallejo, I am going to speak of hope, was published by the Peruvian Consulate, Sydney in 1999. Another collection is The Trees: Selected Poems 1967-2004 by Eugenio Montejo which not only marked the first bilingual edition of Eugenio Montejo's poetry but also more than six year's worth of work in the translation. Recently Peter has translated poetry by the Australian based Chilean poet Juan Garrido-Salgado; a collection of these poems can be found in Unmoving Navigator who fell in love with the ocean's darkness/Navegante immóvil, que amó en la oscuridad del océano (2006).
Peter was a reader at the 2006 Toilet Doors poetry event.