Peter LaBerge grew up in Connecticut. He is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies English and Consumer Psychology as a member of the Academic Dean’s List. He is twenty-two years old, and founded The Adroit Journal as a high school sophomore in November 2010.
He has been recognized—from TED to Teen Vogue to TIME—for his work as a writer and publisher. His work appears in or is forthcoming from Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets (2014 & 2016), Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Sixth Finch, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry, where he studied with G.C. Waldrep, Mary Szybist, and Dana Levin in June 2015.
In 2014, Peter earned his certificate in Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Economics from Harvard Business School's HBX Program. With his best bud Talin Tahajian, he co-edited the anthology Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015), featuring new work and essays by Richard Siken, Wendy Barker, and Ocean Vuong, among other top-notch poets.
Throughout his journey, Peter has served as a four-time panelist at the Grub Street Young Writers Fellowship in Boston, as well as a guest lecturer at the University of California — Berkeley. He has recently served as a visiting writer at the Indian Springs School (Birmingham, AL), the Hopkins School (West Haven, CT), the New Summit Academy (Alajuela, Costa Rica), and Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH).
For the past four summers, he has directed The Adroit Journal's Summer Mentorship Program, which he founded in 2013. He has also worked as an Executive Editor for Polyphony H.S., as the Media Blog Editor for the National YoungArts Foundation, as the Marketing & General Offices Intern at The Araca Group, as a Business Development Intern at the New York City native ad tech start-up TripleLift, and (most recently) as a Sales & Editorial Intern at NewsCred, the premiere content marketing software company.
Peter currently works with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Admissions as the Assistant to the Associate Director for Writing Recruitment and as a member of the Penn Art & Culture Student Board. He is a passionate defender of the Oxford comma.
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