New Poem by Allan Peterson on Plume

Allan Peterson has a new poem featured on Plume. Here is a small excerpt: END IN ITSELF 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 trunkContinue reading “New Poem by Allan Peterson on Plume”

Two Poems by Allan Peterson on A Public Space

Allan Peterson has two poems featured in Issue 20 of A Public Space here. UNLESS 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 partsContinue reading “Two Poems by Allan Peterson on A Public Space”

Allan Peterson on Blunderbuss

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

Second poem in Precarious, by Allan Peterson

REMINDERS Who speaks for the body? We do. Every eminence named, each fossa, eloquent structures of shining bones as if standing undone on a hill above Urbino, artists making bright lines in bright sun, bright language as the bones resurface after an interim of flesh. Ribs, phalanges, wings of the sphenoid, shapes named for whatContinue reading “Second poem in Precarious, by Allan Peterson”

Allan Peterson, from Fragile Acts

OUT OF THE WHOLE AZALEA Out of the whole azalea, one brand quivers and there is the lizard. Blue jays scream rat snake for everyone because tree bark moved. I am watching for sand wasps hunting for females when a leaf on its elbow lies down, and a snake in the form of a littleContinue reading “Allan Peterson, from Fragile Acts”

Our forthcoming books

Excerpts from our two forthcoming books, The Bottom by Betsy Andrews and Precarious by Allan Peterson, to be released this fall: BETSY ANDREWS from The Bottom the channel is a working-class stiff: bouys and ragged Confederate flags, a coveline of crosses on cliffs; “Look what they built us,” the pelicans think, concrete piers and signalContinue reading “Our forthcoming books”

Allan Peterson to read at Germanna Community College

Allan will be reading at Germanna Community College on Wednesday, March 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Sealy Auditorium at the Fredericksburg Area Campus. For more information: