Poetry. "K. Alma Peterson's language is vividly pictorial. And some of her poems are composed as a visual field. But not for the sake of the eye alone does Peterson write—her poems are saturated with feeling, too, as they suggest, one by one, the emotionally complex stories of family life and of the spiritual consolations of nature. Over both land and water, through house and through time, move the questioning protagonists of her poems. And Peterson's poetic ear is as keen as her artistic eye: her vocabulary is filled with surprises and striking metaphors, and her wonderfully deft compositions are as interesting to hear as music. She writes—to paraphrase one of her poems—for our entirety"—Reginald Gibbons.
K. Alma Peterson holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She owns an appraisal company, and writes daily. She is the author of a chapbook, Befallen, published in 2009 by Propaganda Press. Her poems have appeared widely in online and print journals, including FinNALA, Hayden's Ferry Review, The New Orphic Review, Perihelion Review, qarrtsiluni, Wicked Alice, and others. She lives in Rosemount, Minnesota, with her husband, Pete, and their cat, Dana. Author City: ROSEMOUNT, MN USA