Tag Archives: Allan Peterson

Goodreads Book Giveaway — Precarious by Allan Peterson

26 Aug

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(from Precarious, pg. 18)

To celebrate the release of Allan’s newest book, we will be giving away 5 copies of Precarious on our Goodreads page.

Please follow us there and keep an eye out for more 42 Miles giveaways!

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Two Opportunities to See Allan Peterson Read in September!

31 Jul

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Precarious by Allan Peterson

31 Jul



Today’s special featured book is Precarious by Allan Peterson

Buy it from SPD for $15

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New Poem by Allan Peterson on Plume

17 Jul

Allan Peterson has a new poem featured on Plume.

Here is a small excerpt:

All veins point to a heart in depleted rivers, in branches,
the way I was shown at seven by Ruby’s sister to draw a tree
by running many lines back to an axis. Where they overlapped
a trunk grew from the annular darkness. A single trick usable
nowhere till now, an end in itself as the phrase grave disease
carries a prophecy and works as well with a pencil as a bird feather.

His his fifth full-length collection of poetry, Precarious, comes out September 1, 2014. You can pre-order it here.

Two Poems by Allan Peterson on A Public Space

26 Jun

Allan Peterson has two poems featured in Issue 20 of A Public Space here.


The ocean is a great thinker
Imagine its headaches
I don’t have headaches anymore
unless today gets mixed up
with years ago and the cruiser
out beyond the mergansers
and beyond them Mexico
and the waves of hummingbirds
like parts of the ocean flung loose
or the columbine’s
a bare […]

Allan Peterson on Booth Journal

16 May

Allan Peterson’s poem “Literacy” is featured today on Booth Journal from Butler University.

Allan Peterson on Blunderbuss

15 May

Allan has three poems up on Blunderbuss Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the first of those three…



First goes the faraway

fashioned apparently of ivory in this light

all the leaves of olive

some large obscuring breath against a glass

basalt and granite hardening to pencils