Peter LaBerge grew up in Connecticut, and currently lives in the Bay Area. He recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English and Consumer Psychology. He is the editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal, a global literary publication he founded 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 recent work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, Sixth Finch, and Tin House, among others.
He co-edited Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015) with Talin Tahajian, and received 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.
Peter founded The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program in 2013, and continues to direct or mentor. He has also served as an Executive Editor for Polyphony H.S., as the Marketing Intern at The Araca Group, as a Business Development Intern at the native ad tech start-up TripleLift, as a member of the Penn Art & Culture Student Board, and as a Sales & Editorial Intern at NewsCred, the premiere content marketing software company.
Peter currently works with the UPenn Department of Admissions as the Assistant to the Associate Director for Writing Recruitment, and serves as a Content Marketing Associate for a tech start-up. He is a passionate defender of the Oxford comma.