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Allan Peterson is the author of This Luminous, New and Selected Poems (Panhandler Books) finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Precarious (42 Miles Press),Fragile Acts (McSweeney's) finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Press Prize 2001) as well as 8 chapbooks. He has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida, and represented the U.S, at the 2010 Cuisle International Poetry Festival, Ireland. His chapbook, Other Than They Seem, won the 2014 Snowbound prize from Tupelo Press. His poetry has appeared widely in print and online journals. He lives and writes in Ashland, Oregon. ...more

This Luminous, New and Selected Poems

Including selections of poems from all past books representing thirty years of writing. The extensive introduction was written by poet and critic Stephanie Burt.
Published by Panhandler Books, University of West Florida.
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Fragile Acts

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Precarious

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Omnivore

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As Much As

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