Allan Peterson

Someone made a craft of balloons and lawnmowers

a chaise lounge a cup for martinis and rose above landscape

drifted and came down pleasantly streamside

where kingbirds were associating easily with peewees

and tyrants the way a dalmatian can move among holsteins

with a sense of belonging

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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