“Allan Peterson has accomplished that rare thing; he has learned how to enter ‘the uneasy feudal kingdoms of the mind’ and track the tactile elements of his own thought… Peterson is not a poet terrible at home on earth – for he experiences life as organised chaos without the assurances of final truth. Yet out of his restlessness and search for 'knowing', he creates a language infused with… verbal velocity that feels utterly fresh and original, apocalyptic and personal and impressively new in American Poetry… he is very much a poet of his time who is needed in this long global hour of transitions.”
J.P. WhiteAllan Peterson
is an American poet and visual artist whose writing has appeared in print and online literary journals for over twenty years, including his prize-winning collections All the Lavish in Common
(2005 Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts), and Anonymous Or
(2001 Defined Providence Prize). A recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The State of Florida, he and his wife, Frances Dunham, an environmental activist, divide their time between Gulf Breeze, Florida and Ashland, Oregon.