Poetry. "Imagine an ocean leaving its bed to hover above itself, where it should not be, to form a 'silhouette' visible against an 'afternoon.' The technology of displacement is deployed, in Andrew Peterson's brilliant book, to create: not 'delay' but 'fusion.' It makes sense, then, to build a museum out of artifacts that would, in the wetness beyond architecture, disappear by 'low tide,' but are instead 'kept.' Locked away in a decaying archive, 'the thrown objects' form perverse alliances when the lights dim. Where the genitalia should be, for example, are 'leafs and bugs.' Intra-species, foaming, future-soaked, and with a 'metallic corsage' delicately sewn to the wrist, the figures in Peterson's poems come to get you. And they do. They get you and take you somewhere until: 'we are all here together in our new place'"--Bhanu Kapil.
Andrew K. Peterson's poetry publications include SOME DEER LEFT THE YARD MOVING DAY (BlazeVOX [books], 2013), karaoke lipsync opera (White Sky Press, 2012), MUSEUM OF THROWN OBJECTS (BlazeVOX [books], 2010), bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Equinox Chapbook Contest runner up, Fact-Simile Press 2011), and two collaborative chapbooks with the word "here" in the titles: Here Come the Groovies (with Joseph Cooper), and Between Here and the Telescopes (with Elizabeth Guthrie). He edits the online journal summer stock, and lives in Massachusetts.Author City: MARSHFIELD HILLS, MA USA