Lush, sensual, visceral: Peter Cornwall's subtle lyricism bites back at the moment least expected…


BODY ENGLISH is available now!

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Northwest China Council

The Northwest China Council is a Portland-based educational organization supporting the conservation of culture throughout the Chinese diaspora as well as the increase of international and intercultural understanding. It offers Mandarin Chinese language classes, business culture workshops, history talks given by prominent speakers, a book club and many other opportunities for professionals to pursue China-centered […]

Urban Grind Update

It took THE CONSUMMATE WORDSMITH quite a long time to process the loss of Urban Grind Northeast before this post could be made. Farewell to the seat of so many happy memories, and our best to Kevin Crawford and the staff of Urban Grind Northwest as they continue brewing magic at a newly single location.

Zach Hudson and New Poetry Review

Zach Hudson, the Portland-based humanist educator and poetry aficionado, comments on new and emerging poets with an eye to craft as well as innovation. His blog, New Poetry Review, is well worth a visit; that he finds Cornwall compelling is icing on the cake.

Sarah Bibb and FOLLY

If you live in Portland and haven’t yet checked out this wondrous little corner of NW 16th, I envy you your first time. Young and lively fashion designer Sarah Bibb offers her own locally stitched creations as well as a selection of pieces from other designers of national renown. The emphasis is on beautiful, not […]

Urban Grind Coffeehouse

If Urban Grind Coffeehouse didn’t already exist, could we create it spontaneously from things we already have on hand? Take a generous supply of Portland’s creative and entrepreneurial minds, put them in beautiful bodies of every age and description, and mix them well with local moms and dads and little ones, stakeholders all in our […]

Readers: have your say

Have you gotten your hands on a copy of body English yet? Would you like to share your thoughts about the book with an international audience, including Peter Cornwall himself? Post your comments below!

Buy local! Powell’s and Broadway Books stock Cornwall gem

Powell’s Books, North America’s largest bookstore, and local treasure-trove Broadway Books are now carrying body English. Portlanders: Buy local, and support both these venerable and iconic institutions!

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