Schramm grew up in Kristiansund but moved left the city in 1968.
Until 1980 he lived several places in Norway but was by his death living in Røyken. Activity as writer
He debuted as a poet in 1986 with the collection of poems Guitar Globe. The editor described, at the publishing, Schramm poetry this way: "The poems have a rare power of expression.
They are bricked up by the dense visual lines that form intricate patterns, playful and empowering at the same time. The influence of French and Latin American surrealism is clear". Later he wrote the poetry collection Stoler ved havet, published by Gyldendal, and edited a selection of his newspaper poems as his own publisher.
In addition, he has written newspaper articles, reviews of art exhibitions and has performed readings of his own poems in different contexts. The lyrics by Peter Schramm has been used as texts and inspiration for music, the composer Harald Sæther has written a Ballet Suite with texts from the Guitar Globe.