Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts reviewed

18 May

Stephen Burt reviews Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts for The Volta.

A poet must be smart enough and patient enough—syntax supple enough, terms subtle enough—to make the lines and sentences in the poem reflect all the cross-pressures and refractions by which the object turns into a fleeting mental construction, and that construction into what we remember and know.

It can be done, though. Right now it’s being done—


Allan Peterson on The Believer’s Reader Survey

15 May

Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts picked for The Believer’s Reader Survey


Carrie Oeding on NPM Daily.

22 Apr

Carrie Oeding on NPM Daily.

Check out this piece by Carrie Oeding featured on the National Poetry Month Poet-a-Day tumblr.