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Allan Peterson, in PRECARIOUS, his fifth full-length collection of poems, refuses the easy path of a consoling clarity, opting instead for a difficulty that more accurately reveals the blurred perspective of one human being's singular fixity from his place in Nature. What there is to see or know shifts, hardens into focus, then flies away into the collapsing moment when ...more
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Published September 1st 2014 by 42 Miles Press
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In the quiet moments, when we stop to take a breath and think, we may realize that all of our thoughts, our questions, our hopes, are connected—that is to say, back to two main ideas: Where am I going? and Where have I been? Again, as if to say something toward longevity, What am I leaving behind? Whether or not we want to admit our involvement with these questions, they are always there, always looming, and they impact where we go, who we become, and even how we perceive where we’ve come from. ...more
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Allan Peterson is the author of Precarious (42 Miles Press),Fragile Acts (McSweeney's) All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Press Prize 2001) as well as 6 chapbooks. He has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook, Other Than They Seem, won the ...more
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