Geye received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, followed by his Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans. He earned his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was editor of the literary magazine, Third Coast
. Peter also has been a bartender, bookseller, banker, copywriter and cook. He was born and raised in Minneapolis where he continues to live.
This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.