Peter Swanborn's poetry debut, Bij het zien van zijn lichaam (At the sight of his body), was published in 2007. One year later the book was nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize for the best poetry debut of the year.
January 2009 Een koud bad (A cold bath) was published. This book with 24 songs about people who drowned, was nominated for the PZC Public Award.
Autumn 2009 Podium Publishers published Tot ook ik verwaai (Untill I too drift away), a poetry memoir about a mother with Alzheimers. This book was nominated for the J.C. Bloem-poŰzieprijs.
Poems and articles by Peter Swanborn have been published in newspapers and magazines such as
De Gids (NL), Het Liegend Konijn (NL), De Zingende Zaag (NL), PoŰziekrant (BE), Septentrion (BE), Modern Poetry in Translation (UK), SŘddeutsche Zeitung (BRD), Revue Europe (FR), Action PoÚtique (FR), Talisman (USA), Ganymede (USA). He is an editor of the literature and arts magazine Tortuca, published in Rotterdam, and works as a literary critic for the leading Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. Before 1997
he worked as an artist and photographer. Translations of his poetry are available in several languages.