Poetry. Winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Award, selected by Ruth Ellen Kocher. Soft spoken and intuitive, these deeply reflective poems demonstrate the miraculous common currency of thinking, expressed like confidences shared with a reader: "the latent world wavers between us..." Highly visual and verbally chromatic, eschewing punctuation and rigorously open-ended, these poems pursue intimate recognitions in compact forms energized by intuitive jumps.
Allan Peterson is author of eight previous chapbooks and five books of poems, including All the Lavish in Common (2005), winner of the Juniper Prize, and Fragile Acts (McSweeney's, 2012), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. As a visual artist, Peterson has exhibited widely. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Florida's Fine Arts Council. Former chair of the visual arts department at Pensacola State College, he now divides his time between Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Ashland, Oregon.Author City: ASHLAND, IN USA