This One Tree

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New Issues/Western Michigan University, 2006 - Poetry - 98 pages
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Poetry. THIS ONE TREE is the winner of the 2005 New Issues Poetry Prize, judged by William Olsen. "No one is going to not-know what these poems intend, what they state, and why they exist. They have the rigor of Oppen and a serious eye-level attention to pieces and parts of the chosen subject that give them an analogical edge over pure description. They bring heart and soul back to the poet writing them."--Fanny Howe"In THIS ONE TREE, I find what might very well be the salvation of our distracted, disbanded American soul: an imperative, unempirical Gaze. Peterson commends and then commands Vision in her every word, beginning with her first ones--'Be on the lookout.' And what I find most wonderful of all is that, here, Vision goes forward to atonement and a new name in 'sweet alyssum' for us all."--Donald Revell

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There are a handful of poems in here that I really, really love. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Katie Peterson was born in Menlo Park, California in 1974, the middle child of a gregarious Irish-American woman and a dry-witted half-Swede. She attended Stanford University and did graduate work in the department of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, completing a dissertation on Emily Dickinson and selflessness. She has published poems and prose in several journals, and has been a visiting Professor of Poetry at Deep Springs College, an experimental school and ranch in the desert of California.

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