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Written by Allan Peterson   
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:29

I will be reading with Jamey Jones, February 4, 6-9pm at Open Books, Pensacola, FL. 

An essay on my work is included in The Poem Is You,  60 Contemporary American Poets and How to Read Them, by Stephen Burt (


Other Than They Seem, winner of the Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Prize is available

Precarious, 42 Miles Press 2014 a finalist for 2015 Lascaux Prize , available from SPD,  Amazon or your independent bookstore 
Fragile Acts, #2, McSweeney's Poetry Series

As Much As, Salmon Poetry Press, Ireland  2011  cover design Michael Manoogian
All The Lavish In Common, University of Massachusetts  2006, winner 2005 Juniper Prize
Anonymous Or, Defined Providence Press  2002
Stars On A Wire, University of Alabama, Institute for the Book Arts 1989, Sharon Long and Jean Buscher designers 


Other Than They Seem
, 2014 Snowbound Prize, Tupelo Press judged by Ruth Ellen Kocher 
Omnivore, Bateau Press, 3rd annual Boom Prize 
Any Given Moment, Right Hand Pointing 2005
Speechless, Interior chapbook, Hurricane Review 2005
Lucky For Us, Interior chapbook, Halftones 1989
Stars On A Wire, Reissue, Right Hand Pointing
Read Assurances, web chapbook from Right Hand Pointing 2011
Small Charities, #7 University of West Florida Chapbook Series 1994

Recent Appearances in print and online

The Literary Review, 4 poems

Steel Toe Review, 3 poems

Subtropics, 1 poem

The Moth (Ireland) 


Cascadia Review: 5 poems

The Nation: poem "Koi"  (Feb 9) issue

And: A Public Space, Blue Mesa Review, West Branch, Plume, Red River Review, The Economy, Mississippi Review, The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Believer, The Gettysburg Review,

32 Poems, SAND (Berlin), Cascadia, The Hat/Ladowich

Recent Readings

Ashland OR, Bloomsbury Books, with John Witte

Boise ID, Ghosts & Projectors Reading Series, with Martin Corless-Smith and Megan Levad

South Bend IN, 42 Miles Press, David Dodd Lee editor

Portland OR, Glyph Cafe and Art Space, with Jesse Nathan, Carl Adamshick, Sarah Bartlett, Hajara Quinn

Portland OR, Mountain Writers Series, Concordia University, with John Brehm

Portland OR, Glyph Cafe & Art Space, with Andrea Hollander

Eugene OR, Windfall Reading Series, with Mel Wells

Fredericksburg VA, Germanna Comminity College

Portland OR, 2013 Wordstock Festival invited author

Boston MA, 2011 Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Cambridge, MA, with poet/critic Stephen Burt.


Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry 2016

The New Binary Press Anthology of Poetry: Vol. 1, Cork, Ireland 2012

American Poetry at the end of the Millennium, Green Mountains Review  1997

Literature of the American Apocalypse, Green Mountains Review 2005

Humor in American Poetry, Green Mountains Review, 2002

"Decomposition" Anthology of Fungus Inspired Poems 2010

"Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review" Anthology 2009

"Close Calls With Nonsense," by Stephen Burt, Graywolf 2009


Guest Poetry Editor:

Crazyhorse 2010; 

Coeditor "Transformation" issue,  2008


"Expecting The Momentous" unpublished manuscript a finalist for 2015 Colorado Poetry Prize

Poem, "Lasting," was a finalist for the national competition of The Southeast Review  2013.

Poem, Ex Libris, won the 2012 Alligator Juniper Prize. A second poem, Wishing, was a finalist.

Listen to reviews of recent books (including mine) by Stephen Burt from the Woodbury Poetry  Room

"Mars on Life," first published by The Seventh Quarry (Wales), chosen as the Best Science Fiction Poem published in the UK in 2010 by Hilltop Press

Nic Sebastian reads my poem "Self Knowledge" on Whale Song

The online journal Right Hand Pointing nominated my poem "After Distraction" for Best of the Web 2010

At Length journal online published the entire first section of my manuscript "None Other."

Invited to read at the Cuisle International Poetry Festival, Limerick, Ireland, October 2010

Panelist The 61st Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder 2009


Glyph Cafe and Art Space, Portland, Oregon, September 2014

"The Juror's Invitational," Artel Gallery, Pensacola Florida, 2013

"Drawn to New York," Invitational Exhibition, Lederer Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo,  2010

"None of the Above: An Assembling," Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, October 2009

"Invitational Pencil & Paper Drawing Exhibition," Loyola University Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2008

Poetry Prizes:

Alligator Juniper Poetry Prize 2012

American Poet Prize, American Poetry Journal 2009

Omnivore, 3rd Annual Boom Chapbook Prize from Bateau Press 2009 selected as Editor's Chapbook Choice by The Aurorean Review

First Annual Dos Cosas Prize from Words and Images Journal 2009

American Poet Prize from American Poetry Journal  2008

Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Prize

Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts and The State of Florida

poetry published:

Shenandoah; Blackbird; The Paris Review Daily; Denver Quarterly; The Nation; The Believer; The Rumpus The Seventh Quarry (Wales); Revival (Ireland);Tusculum Review; Crazyhorse; Z√≥calo, Slingshot; decomP; New MillenniumPrime Number; Poets & Artists (Oranges and Sardines); Verdad; Press 1; Epiphany;  Cloudbank; Epiphany: Prick of the Spindle; Plume; Riverwind; Salamander; Weary Blues Arts Journal (Ireland);The Furnace Review; Natural Bridge; Disquieting Muse Quarterly;  Bolts of Silk (Scotland); Valparaiso Review; The; Avatar; White Whale Review; 10th Anniversary Issue, Southern Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA; New Binary Press Anthology (Cork, Ireland); Pear Noir!; The Economy Magazine, Redactions, Memorious; American Literary Review; A Public Space; Blue Mesa Review; Cordite (Australia); West Branch; Thrush; Tusculum; Innisfree; Mississippi Review; Berkeley Poetry Review; Blunderbuss; Better; 32 Poems


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