Allan Peterson

The gift of the future was finding out

how wrong we were about the past

We were so open to everything

it was like unprotected X

We wrote words like leaves that fell

and turned in the current

as a rotating wing reducing pressure

on its cambered face produces lift

Allan Peterson’s recent books are: Other Than They Seem (Tupelo Press, 2016), winner of the Snowbound Chapbook Prize, Precarious (42 Miles Press, 2014), a finalist for The Lascaux Prize and Fragile Acts (McSweeney's Poetry Series, 2012), a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle and Oregon Book Awards.

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