Allan Peterson is a poet and visual artist whose work has appeared in print and online in national and international journals for many years. He is the author of four books: Fragile Acts, McSweeney’s Poetry Series, a finalist for both the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Oregon Book Award; As Much As, Salmon Press, Ireland; All the Lavish in Common, 2005 Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts; Anonymous Or, Defined Providence Prize, and six chapbooks, notably Omnivore, winner of the 2009 Boom Prize from Bateau Press, Any Given Moment, Right Hand Pointing online, and Stars on a Wire, University of Alabama’s Institute for the Book Arts 1989. His work was selected by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for his American Life in Poetry Series (#159) and appears in several anthologies: American Poetry At the End of the Millennium, Poetry of the American Apocalypse (Green Mountains Review), Don’t Leave Hungry: 50 Years of the Southern Poetry Review, and in critical essays in Stephen Burt’s “Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry.” He has received prizes from, among others, Alligator Juniper, Arts & Letters, GSU Review, the American Poet Prize, Comstock Review, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The State of Florida. He read from his work at the 2010 Cuisle International Poetry Festival in Limerick, Ireland, and was a poetry panelist at the 61st Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado.
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