September 2011

Local News

A new poem

by Allan Peterson
In the old days news stayed nearby
      sometimes never leaving the scene of its origin
News that spread was meant to convince us for effect—
harrow making ribbons of the man in Kansas
      who blasphemed machinery
how lightning touched a silcock and soured cows

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Allan Peterson’s latest book is As Much As from Salmon Press in Ireland. His other books are All the Lavish in Common (winner of the Juniper Prize, 2005) and Anonymous Or (winner of the Defined Providence Prize, 2001).

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