Peter Nicholson was born in Waverley, New South Wales, grew up in the Sydney suburbs of Woollahra and Epping, and was educated at Armidale Teachers' College and Macquarie University.
Between 2005 and 2008 he wrote the Mondays: Poetry and Culture column for the blog 3 Quarks Daily.
His works include A Temporary Grace : Poetry and Prose (Wellington Lane Press, 1991), Such Sweet Thunder (Wellington Lane Press, 1994), A Dwelling Place (Wellington Lane Press, 1997), Hammerhead (Wollstonecraft Press, 2011), and New and Selected Poems (Wollstonecraft Press, 2012).
For additional works, see Notes below.
In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, Peter Nicholson's work has also appeared in the following anthologies and journals: