Jason Peters

Environmental, Publishing

Jason Peters is Professor of English at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He is a founding member of the conservative, localist, and communitarian American blog Front Porch Republic; he is also the editor of Local Culture: A Journal of the Front Porch Republic and Front Porch Republic Books.

Peters’ book include The Culinary Plagiarist: (Mis)Adventures of a Lusty, Thieving, God-Fearing Gourmand (2020) and Wendell Berry: Life and Work (2007). He co-edited Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto with Mark T. Mitchell (2018). 

Peters currently lives in Ingham County, Michigan with his wife, their children, a dog, several laying hens, and a few parsimonious honey bees. He has tried to break debilitating lifelong addictions to basketball, golf, fly-fishing, and tinkering but has been woefully unsuccessful.

Festival Years: 2008