Allan Peterson has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize ten times. His poems have appeared in The Nation, Agni, The Believer, and The Paris Review, as well as several anthologies. He divides his time between Florida and Oregon.
"Like 'Brazil’s undiscovered caverns of amethyst', Allan Peterson's Fragile Acts is a major find."
" A wonder to behold and a joy to read. Allan Peterson's poems dance to the music of time, like light on water or wind in the trees."
"Allan Peterson's collection Fragile Acts is a spacewalk on the wild side. I loved it. He puts music to the tension between the desperate human experience and the cool removal of the cosmos. His poems are refreshingly discrete artifacts—perfected and edgy—raw at the same time. They stand alone but gain power in one another's presence. This is an exciting new voice, one we've been waiting for."
McSweeney's Poetry Series