Poetry. Winner of the 3rd annual Boom Chapbook Contest. OMNIVORE condenses the experience of a 21st first century thinker. The poems skirt the language of philosophy, biology, starfields, and nerves. Always emotive at their root, Peterson's poems evoke the essence of the potent unknown. Surprises resound with visual acuity, musical consonance, and leaps of intense image that reverberate line by line to fashion a riveting portrait of time. Hand-stitched, letterpress cover.
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