Forthcoming Chapbook by Allan Peterson

The 42 Miles Press family was excited to learn that one of our favorite poets and human-beings, Allan Peterson (author of Precarious), has a new chapbook available for preorder from Tupelo Press. It’s been a pretty great year for poetry.    

"Every piece of an Allan Peterson poem feels like a machine of soft cogs with soft balls rolling among them" — The Rumpus (@The_Rumpus) March 11, 2015 "The poems, like the poems in previous books aren’t momentous but more of the moment" — The Rumpus (@The_Rumpus) March 11, 2015

Brilliant review of Allan Peterson’s PRECARIOUS by Kent Shaw (THE RUMPUS)

AN EXCERPT:  “Oh, Allan Peterson. I thought I knew thee. I thought, To read an Allan Peterson poem is to expect the precarious, the poised, the anticipatory, the appointed. An aesthetics of the delicate edge. Imagine a soft rolling ball, the movement of one image tumbling so easily into the next, or an image thatContinue reading “Brilliant review of Allan Peterson’s PRECARIOUS by Kent Shaw (THE RUMPUS)”

Goodreads Book Giveaway — Precarious by Allan Peterson

(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! 42 Miles Press on Goodreads!  

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”

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”