Peter Abbs was born in Sheringham and grew up on the North Norfolk coast in England. He wrote and lectured widely on the nature of creativity and the poetics of culture. He was the Poetry Editor of Resurgence and editor of Earth Songs, the first Anglo-American anthology of contemporary ecoverse. He published nine volumes of poetry including Icons of Time, Viva la Vida and The Flowering of Flint. He was Research Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Sussex. He died on 28th December 2020.